Thursday, May 8, 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN 6TH EDITION

So the theme this week is "gross". I can't think of 13 144's(gross) and I don't want to think of 13 gross (ewee). I'm breaking away to Mothers Day. Sorry. Thirteen stages of Motherhood.

1. We're going to have a baby!! This was positively the best for our family, okay, maybe after the shock, but it was the BEST!

2. I was never healthier than the 10 months (yes 10 months) I was pregnant with each of my children.

3. After years of trying to gain weight I finally did. lol Okay I know that's hard to relate to, but I was Twiggy herself, these days I'm trying to lose just like the majority of the world.

4. What do I do with it? Is this a smart move to give this little bundle of joy (okay 9 pounds 13 ounces) to two twenty somethings? She didn't break, although we did bounce her a few times.

5. First smile, first tooth, first steps. Life couldn't get any better.

6. Preschool. First separations - not too hard we were both ready. Second child didn't like the separation period much at all.

7. School years. This is more difficult than you can imagine. They are now learning stuff from others - both good and bad. Sometimes I still wonder where they got some of their ideas.

8. Girl Scouting, Boy Scouting, Ice Skating...there were evenings when I sat down to dinner and tried to buckle myself into the chair.

9. Teenage years - this is the period of time that gets you ready for them to leave your home (some days you're ready to kick them out).

10. Trials. There are so many times that you wonder "are they old enough to go there with that group?" "should they be going out on dates with that person?" "when should we start calling the police or hospital?". Obviously I had my kids before the cell phone era.

11. Graduations. Kindergarten- Middle School- High School- College It just kept getting more expensive. Hold on to your hats if you haven't done this yet.

12. Weddings. I had such joy when my kids found the perfect person to spend the rest of their lives with. Almost like passing the torch. At the time I can remember thinking "I just want to bottle their joy". After almost 37 years of my own wedded bliss I hope they have found it too. I think they have.

13. And finally we come full circle to Babies. Well, only one so far, but Grandchildren are the BEST!!

Can you relate to any of these?

23 comments:

Harmony said...

Aww....thanks :) I've barely started working my way into the list!

Kat's Krackerbox said...

Yes, I have to agree that grandchildren are the BEST!! After raising children, it's only fair that we grandparents get to enjoy them and send them home! :-) Thanks for stopping by.

Lori said...

We're up to the teenage years. My oldest graduates next year and I am already thinking about how odd life will be when he moves on. Not that we're kicking him out anytime soon, but he wants to go college in New York City. New York City! Yikes!
The grandchildren thing sounds wonderful though. Not now, of course, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy Ruttan said...

I can releate right up to school years. My eldest just started school.

But I get it. :D And my mom tells me all the time how much she loves being a grandma!

Enjoy the long trip and thanks for dropping by my blog today. :)

Happy TT!

Denise Patrick said...

I had a friend who once said "It's not how many children you want, it's how many TEENAGERS you want." How true. But, my teenagers were angels and still are now that they are in college. It's hard to let go, but the rewards are worth it.

Happy TT!

Natalie said...

My girls are still young, but I can relate to a few of them...like the not-so-small bundle of joy. My 9 1/2 month old was 9 lbs 1/2 ounce at birth...and now she's on the small side, go figure!

Sue said...

Great list, and although I am far from in a rush to get there I think grand parenting my just be the most fun of all :)

Happy TT and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wylie Kinson said...

I've got one in stage 7 and a younger in stage 6, so I've a long way to go!

I love how you summed up the cycle in 13 steps. Makes me want to print them off and tick as I go :)

B Boys Mom said...

What a wonderful TT. Have a great Mother's Day and Happy TT.

Janet said...

awww, this was such a sweet T13!

Wani said...

this is great! Thanks for sharing! Check out my TT!

siteseer said...

I liked your site Wani. I'll probably be back as time allows. Thanks for stopping in

anthonynorth said...

Great list. Grandchildren are so much fun. You can do all sorts to get your own back on the kids :-)

Monday through Sunday said...

I certainly can~!

Nicole Austin said...

I'm still recovering from the teen years with the first born and entering them with the second. Ugh! I am so not ready for grandkids yet!

Two Lines On a Stick said...

So sweet! I am still just at the beginning of that list :)

SandyCarlson said...

I can relate to a lot of that! My little girl is in the 4th grade, so the bills aren't rolling in yet. Still time for cuddles and happy memories of the old days. Your post is wonderful.

annbruce said...

Too cute.

Tina said...

wow sounds like your having a great time. well done on reaching your goals.

Thanks for stopping by my place

Patrice said...

I don't have any yet, but you make it sound wonderful. My friends with 2 year olds would have a different list. =)

siteseer said...

ahh yes, 2 and 3 are unique animals lol. My daughter with a 9 month old has an interesting list Harmony In Motion. Her's will change as the good memories expand and the not so good disappear.

Colleen said...

Nice list. :O) I'm only up to #6. :O)

Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

Hailey's Mommy said...

Great list. Is this what I have to look forward too? I loved the one about your kids getting married and how happy you were for them. It almost made me cry. So very sweet!!