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I'm struggling to let.... Awkward 5 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 4642 posts
Jun 7th

...my kids grow up! 
I am overwhelmed whelmed with how quickly this is happening! With school out for the summer I get to spend more time with the big kids and see them as people more than just needy kids. Every single day this week they have had some sort of social interaction. 
The little two seem to be growing up way faster than the older ones ever did! My toddler is learning all sorts of new skills and is beginning to talk more. I see him as a kid now more than a baby.
And the baby, the crazy baby!! She is crawling and sitting herself up all by herself. She is cutting teeth like crazy and always seems to be on the go. 
And I am proud, so damn proud of them and proud to be their Mom. Yet, it kills me a little because the reality that I can't keep them as they are as long as I want to hits me hard sometimes. 
Please tell me I'm not the only one to get emotional over the fact that kids grow up.

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1897 posts
Jun 7th

You're so not alone.  I damn near had a mental breakdown when my oldest turned 7 last year.  She'll be 8 in September and I'm just like whyyyyy! It goes too quickly.  I'm glad and proud just as you to see the beautiful big girls I'm raising but I do get sad thinking of the future. I mean...hell in 10 years my oldest will be 18. I will be that mom that goes crazy from empty nest syndrome lol. Being a mother definitely has those bitter sweet moments.