Thursday, August 17

Okay...so she's growing up.....

I am sooooo not ready for this. First it was her toys....see before we went to Ohio in June we had a yard sale with some friends & got rid of a bunch of stuff. As we were prepping I encouraged her to go through her toys & pick out stuff she doesn't play with anymore. Nada! She was insistent on keeping her things (which is really unlike her~ normally she is hyped to send out the old to make room for new). So fast forward a month & a half. Our guys go to Georgia for a week & it's just us girls. Well we revamped her room....new bedding, new cutains, a new lamp & a new bookshelf. In the midst of all this, she went through her walk-in closet & got rid of 95% of her toys....no kidding. I was shocked. She says "Mom, I'm getting too big for all that stuff. Besides I'll still play with Brother & his toys, okay?" Uh, sure, whatever........

Later in same week, we are in Fred Meyer & I'm looking at CD's.

D: Mom, can I go over there (points) & look at the IPods??

Me: Uh, do you know what an IPod is?

D: (with the clearest 'duh!' look I've ever seen) Yeeeeaaahhhhh.....you know the thing that you download music onto & listen to the songs you want. Do you me to show them to you????

Me: No...that's okay...I know what they are.

D: Then why did you ask??? (at this point she wasn't being smart, I truly had confused her.)

She goes off & spent a good chunk of time looking in the IPod case. The she comes back & the first thing out of her mouth:
"Mom, do you think I can ask for an IPod for Christmas?"

What???? I was ready for her to get rid of a few toys...you know, the little annoying Polly Pocket pieces you find everywhere, but I was soooooo not ready for this!

Then, we make a trip to Walmart & she asks to look at nailpolish. No problem. She has some money of her own & wants to know if she can buy something....sure thing.....I about fell over when she asked for little girls press-on nails. I had no idea they even made these!!! Well, I let her get them, but only for when we are gonna be home for a couple days. Dang this girl is changing & I am so not ready for it..........


So how did I treat my "baby's-growing-up-too-fast" blues?? I spent the evening finally organzing my scrapbook cubes that I got for my birthday back in March...yep, March. Can you say slacker? And doing so I got inspired to create a few new things...I'll let you know how it goes:) Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

Great post!! I know EXACTLY what you're going through. I have a 14-y-o who started high school this year and I have NO idea how she got that old so fast! And my 10-y-o actually said a boy was "hot" the other day. Yikes!!
Also--LOVE your big scrappin' shelf. Too cool!

Greta said...

awesome post...i shop when i am stressed...hehehe...love your organized space...i am still working on mine...i should have taken a before and after pic...damn ..i forgot!!

em said...

It really seem to me like kids are growing up so much faster these days! I see it at school a lot!! Your organized scrap area looks great! I need to do some of that!

stacy a said...

As a mom of an adult daughter, I can tell you that it goes way too fast! It's also very fun though - watching them, helping them and enjoying them become a young woman. Desi is an awesome young lady, very mature for her age, but I love it - absolutely love it when she gets the giggles. She is such a great kid! Awesome nails too! Love you guys and miss you already.

Vee said...

i remember those days
with the fake nails as a little girl
i don't know how many (ok dating myself press on nails) my mom got my sister and I
my little 2 yr old loves to put on gloss and calls it lipstick!
love your scrappin cubes
they look awesome!

Anonymous said...

i hope u dont let her wear those to school!!

~Krystyn~ said...

The scrapbook cubes look awesome!!!

leah said...

i wish i could do that with all my scrapbook stuff!

Stacy said...

let here wear them to school....yeah, I don't think so. Believe me...I am uber strick on that kind of thing LOL