Am I the only mom who wishes that children could stay young and innocent?

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Davenia - posted on 07/04/2010

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You're not the only one that wishes that. Sometimes I look at my 17 year old and still see my chubby little baby and wish for the days when she was a toddler, but then I look at her again and realize that she is a really awesome teenager.

Angie - posted on 06/30/2010

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No you are not! My 9 and 12 year old daughter still plan Polly Pockets and Littlest Petshop and I LOVE it. They haven't really noticed boys yet (although I think my 12 year old is starting to get there). Physically, they're both immature. For all of these things, I feel blessed. My 17 year old ocassionaly gets crushes on girls BUT hasn't had a girlfriend - he says he's not interested in dating but wants to court so he'll wait until he's old enough to start looking for a wife. I hope he continues to think that way!

Michaela - posted on 07/05/2010

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we was all their at one time and its all about growing ,we may have done things different back then but times was different,kids find their way and we have to sit on the side line and help if they need it but pushing advice wont help just support thats wat i think

Danielle - posted on 07/01/2010

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I am not sure what I want. Somedays when I look at my daughter I so wish that she was little again. Then somedays I look at her and cannot wish for her to be older just so I can see what she will be. I don't think you are alone. i think every mom wishes their child stays little forever. Good Luck

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Kellee - posted on 02/22/2015

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I'm embarrassed to say that I am that bitter mom that when I see all of the cute little posts on facebook of parents with their young children having fun and playing together - I want to reply "JUST WAIT"

Truth is I'm jealous - I miss those days so much. Mine are 15 and 12.

Stephanie - posted on 02/03/2015

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Nope.. not by a long shot!! I have 6 and 3 year old daughters, and while they're not very big yet I find myself daydreaming about their futures, then in my daydream they're grown up and don't need me as much....which is what we REALLY DO want for them, but to reminisce is normal. : ) I'm prematurely doing that I suppose. I just can't get over how my 6 year old has grown and changed and she is so smart and funny. it's amazing when these little people become and I'm blessed with two sweethearts....most of the time ; )

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Well,not really.I cannot wait for my youngest two teens to graduate highschool,go off to college so my hubby and I can be alone.My oldest just finished her first year of college.I have 3 more years of highschool with the youngest two,they will be in 10th grade come August.I know it sounds terrible,but I wish they were already out of the house.I need some peace and do things that I want to do.

Julie - posted on 07/03/2010

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oh if wishes came true then we would all have babies and toddlers and not teenagers and none of us would suffer empty nest syndrome. sorry but wishes dont come true so we will just have to put up with what we have and learn to deal with it.

Suz - posted on 07/02/2010

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No, you aren't alone! :)



My Boys are 30 and 32 1/2,, and i can still look at them and see the young innocent toddlers they were, and wish i could go back, even for just a day.



My 30 year old had more sense and respect when he was 2 then he's shown recently,, I long for the days when i could sit down and talk to him without an argument! I'm longing for the day he becomes the adult i know he is capable of.



My 32 1/2 year old is now like a best friend, but i still wish he was little, and home safe with me, sitting on the floor playing with matchbox cars, rather then living out of state, 3000 miles across the country.

Judith - posted on 07/01/2010

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As much as I hate to admit it, I sometimes wish that but I think I'm more eager to see them grow up and graduate and reach their full potential. However, I love that my 14 year old daughter still has a little "baby fat" and that cherub face with chubby cheeks. My son on the other hand is 20 this summer, so he's crossed that threshold for me to hang on to his innocence and youth; I can't wait for him to turn 21 so we can begin to relate on a whole new level of adulthood. I'm truly looking forward to it.

Vee - posted on 06/30/2010

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No.. Sherese you are not alone. I feel the same way. I love that my 13-year old still loves cartoons and loves to still play with dolls and still thinks boys stink. My 16 year old on the other hand is growing up way to fast.

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2010

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no i wish that everyday . mine are teenagers and i see the things they do and talk about and i cringe and think they were so sweet when they were little why could they not remain that way. unfortunatly time marches on .

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