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margomcg
06:33 PM on 01/28/2013
With 5 children in 9 years, I didn't have time to register every moment, but I remember so many little things, and yes, forget the bad stuff (except the time my very young son, being sent to his room for misbehaving, scribbled the fresh paint with black crayon! Could never forget that!) I do have lots of pics, mostly taken by their father, and loved sharing them with grandchildren. Now those grandchildren are grown up and I have to try to remember the little moments in their lives.
I guess I must have done something right along the way, though, because my children all turned out to be really nice people, and their children are following in their footsteps.
06:30 PM on 01/28/2013
My younger daughter will be 19 this year. She graduated from high school a semester early and now lives in another state to attend college. I don't expect her to live with me again but I do hope that once she's finished with her schooling, she'll decide to live someplace where we can visit her regularly and she can visit us.
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Jennifer Malcom
Waiting for the revolution...
06:26 PM on 01/28/2013
My son is 16. I let my ex take him temporarily when he was 12. ..never got him back....at least I can go see him when I want. Not the same, but the best I'm going to get.
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europus
06:22 PM on 01/28/2013
My boys are grown and have their own families. I undersstand what this author of this blog is saying to us. I often imagine that if I had a time machine; I would use it to go back in time and enjoy every minute with my sons. This blog brought tears to my eyes.
07:25 PM on 01/28/2013
Me too!
06:01 PM on 01/28/2013
What the hell is a "K-turn"?
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Jennifer Malcom
Waiting for the revolution...
06:23 PM on 01/28/2013
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was confused by that!
06:27 PM on 01/28/2013
my wife makes K-turns all the time right over the curb, it's a combination of a Y-turn and a U-turn = K-turn.
05:52 PM on 01/28/2013
Happy 18th Birthday Chris an Mum...i got alota memories that are clear to me an some not so clear an some trigger more after an icon or so.. an alot of bonus memories, i call em..that have so much more emotion,one cant explain ,comprehend to a average day,even bestkind,as overwhelmed isnt enough to compare.but whata rush still..Like when i look at you alone,the memory of your beautiful face is so clear to me..an the rest is on the tip of me tongue,im sure ill spend rest of the day reminiscing ova da heartattack an heartache i just wokeup too..you are so beautifuli can feelit/you an i admire this so much..sensation reminds me of rik falling inlove
05:43 PM on 01/28/2013
My son is now 45. I remember the days he was a little blonde angel, No matter how many photos,movies,etc I have (and I have a lot) I still feel guilty that I didn't appreciate those days enough. It's reality , 20/20 hindsite,but parents will be feeling this way for time to come. Keep in mind as an adult he is your angel as well.
05:31 PM on 01/28/2013
My oldest brother, 19, is heading off to Marines bootcamp in a little under 2 weeks. My mom is trying to deal with it well, but she has cried a time or two. She is supportive of him though. She even planned a going away party with friends and family!
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05:27 PM on 01/28/2013
enjoy!, sounds like a remedy for guilt.
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05:16 PM on 01/28/2013
This is a liitle something my mom gave me when I turned 18.Read it and remeber you can have a million women,men wives husbands girfriends boyfriends whatever but you will only have one MOM.
My Hands were busy through the day,I didnt have much time to play.The little games you asked me to,I iddnt have much time for you I'd wash your clothes i'd sew and cook but when you'd bring your picture book and ask me please to share your fun Id say a little later son.
I'd tuck you in all safe at night and hear your prayers turn out the light then tiptoe softly to the door I wished I'd stayed a minute more.For life is short the years rush past a little boy grows up so fast.No longer is he at your side his precious secrets to confide .The picture books are put away there are no longer games to play.
No goodnight kiss no prayers to hear that all belongs to yesteryear.My hands once busy now are still the days are long and hard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do The little things you asked me to,
Remember just one MOM.
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Jennifer Malcom
Waiting for the revolution...
06:34 PM on 01/28/2013
I love this. I'm lucky I have a kid who will never grow up...he is14, and has the mind of a 7-yr old...he will always be this way...maybe God saw what I was going to lose (their sister to leukemia, his brother to my ex), and blessed me with him after his accident. ..I know all too well how it could have been much worse. I was really lucky that he's such a great kid...everybody loves him. I may not read to him ( makes me yawn), but I sit here and watch Disney with him, tickle him, play with him...he will probably always be this way...I am still blessed, even among the curse I feel like I'm under.
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pslcitizen
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
05:11 PM on 01/28/2013
Kids tend to remember more of their life than we do remembering it for them. Make those moments count. Build that rapport & connection. My teen sons won't let me point a camera in their direction anymore but I know I must of done something right because we talk freely & in good humor about everything. Sometimes we dig out the photo albums & baby book but I feel the very best memory you can keep is that feeling you get when you think about the overall relationship you have together. I am off to create some new ones with them..enjoy your day!
04:55 PM on 01/28/2013
I did take video of my kids doing random things, alone and with each other: playing with pots & pans; making a birthday cake for their dad and bringing it to him in the bathtub; climbing trees; dressing up, etc. And those are the favorite videos my kids (18 & 20 now) love love love to watch! They never watch the holiday programs, or other staged events. It's their childhood moments that make them smile.
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Jennifer Malcom
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06:35 PM on 01/28/2013
Lmao! In the bathtub? Not sure I could be that brave when I was a kid! Lol!
04:44 PM on 01/28/2013
Shelley, you have a favorite child for sure. You admitted that your bond is stronger with your eldest, thus, you love your oldest more. Better not show the other 2 children this article...then again, you don't have as strong as a bond with them, so i'm sure they'll understand.
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cwilson9619
Regret is usually a waste of time, as is gloating
05:04 PM on 01/28/2013
Having a stronger bond with the oldest child does not mean you love your other children less. Take your snide and sarcastic comments somewhere else.
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rohrscheibcroh
07:07 PM on 01/28/2013
coolness
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Pawleysandy
Btw, yes. It is all about progress
06:03 PM on 01/28/2013
Her story was about this child, Chris leaving home. It in no way took away from her other children. As those stories are yet to come and are seperate.
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MarvinGardens
"Vacantly occupied"
04:31 PM on 01/28/2013
I kept every hand made birthday and father's day card my 2 children made me. Both are in high school now. There's only 2 things that can make me cry, those cards and the final scene in "Toy Story 3". I don't know where a lot of my expensive watches and such are, don't really care but I can tell you exactly where those cards are.
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04:31 PM on 01/28/2013
This is why it's so wrong to make your kids your whole life. Big mistake.
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bredlaum
manners are free
04:42 PM on 01/28/2013
Berly, our children are our whole lives and our legacy.
That being said, we, as parents, need to step back (a little bit at a time) and allow them to have their lives and simply stand by to provide a "safety net" should they need us.
Assuming we have raised them with civility and respect, they will become good citizens and happy adults.
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10:34 AM on 01/29/2013
Bred, it is unhealthy for children to be our whole lives. Just plain unhealthy for the children, and unfair as well. No child should be the center of anyone's world. A part of it, yes, but not the center and whole.