Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Growing Up Too Fast

It's true what they say about children growing up entirely too fast. I've especially been feeling this way about my Lydia. At 10 yrs old, the dreaded teenage years are just a skip away. When I went to her award assembly at the end of the school year, I was amazed how big the 5th graders were! Lydia just finished 4th grade. (Her school has only 4th and 5th grades.) The thing is that most of those kids would have gone to the same K-3 school as Lydia, so I should have been able to recognize a lot of those 5th graders, having seen them for years at the other school. However, there were only one or two that I could at all identify as having ever seen before. There were some of the 5th grade girls who could have passed for 15 or 16 years old! Scary!!!

Anyway, Lydia looks older and older to me everyday, especially with her new glasses. Yikes. She came in from playing outside, the other day. She was wearing a playing-dress-up dress, her face was all dirty, and her hair was all disheveled. I felt so glad! She's still a kid for now. Man, I love that girl!

4 comments:

Bruce said...

yep. im so glad she is haveing a childhood. you see some "kids" that dress and act like older people. what with the cloeths, and shows they watch. its not fair to rob them of what should be some of the greatest years of their lives. and lydia rocks. she help make our house run so much better some times. if there is any thing some one should be gelous of me for, it should be that they dont have a daughter that is as awsome as lyd.

Dana Cheryl said...

She is a really special girl. She has an innate sweetest but she's tough too. How did ya'll get so lucky? Can I order one of those whenever I finally get around to getting married and having kids? :)

pie-seas79 said...

Yeah, Bruce, I am jealous, thanks! lol. she looks absolutely beautiful and you guys are so dang lucky. I would love to have a girl to help out around the house and help with the younger ones...one day maybe...sigh.

Trever & Heather said...

Yes they do grow too fast- except when they're in your belly. But only 2 more weeks for you eh? Wahoo!

I really like Alex, love the Harlan. I love the name Alec, but wouldn't use it because I already have an Ava and wouldn't want two kids names to start with the same letter. Anyway- you can have it if you want. Or any other name for that matter...