Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A New Era

You hear the term "Young Mother" all the time. At what point do you become just a "Mother" and not a "Young Mother" anymore. Does it have to do with your age as a mother or is it when your children are no longer babies.

I've been thinking I fit into the "Young Mother" category, even though I am approaching 40. I think it has more to do with the age of the children...new mother. Today, when my kids got home from school, I realized that our family has entered a new era.

Wheeler lost his 1st top tooth today. At school. He had lost the 2 on the bottom but I still thought of him as a baby. I don't know why the top ones are more of a milestone. Maybe just because that hole is just so visible. Plus, Kate got glasses today. The eye doctor's office called so I went and picke them up and took them straight to school. But I couldn't see her in them because they are testing so she couldn't be interrupted. So, when they got home from school today, they didn't look like the babies I sent to school this morning. It just felt like a milestone day.

They aren't babies anymore. But I think there new milestones make them cute.

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Amanda Parker said...

Those front teeth always make me sad when they go, but you're right... it's just another milestone on their journey. Love Kate's glasses, will she have to wear them all the time or just at school? Have a great time tomorrow night. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Heather said...

Awww that makes me a little sad. Sullivan has a her first loose tooth on the bottom and I am already sad about it. I think Kate's glasses are cool. I had to get glasses in 3rd grade and let me tell you the glasses were NOT cute back in the day.