Just a quick update before I revisit this topic… The Powerpuff Girls are coming back!! WOOHOO!!! Well, at least for a feature film, but that’s good enough for this household of Townsville fans!
I’m not sure where I was.. perhaps buying a baby shower gift (don’t get too many of those invites anymore) or maybe even a birthday present. But as I was walking thru the aisles of “little” toys and clothes, it suddenly hit me.
There are a lot of things that I miss now that my girls are older.
I miss Nick Jr, Boomerang and The Goodnight Show. I miss the Powerpuff Girls. I miss Blues Clues and I miss Dora (say “Seriously”!). Now I have to endure “regular” Nickelodeon which means iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place and Victorious. Although in another 5 years, I may miss them, too. (update – I do.. they’re all gone now, too)
I miss the fact that gift requests at Christmas and birthdays were actually things and not something that could be slid thru a card reader or folded in ones wallet. (What’s next – birthday gift registry?)
I miss having lunch with my oldest. We have lunch at least once a month with the younger 2 but now that M is in middle school, it’s no-go for family lunch. I can bring her something to eat, but “I’ll just meet you at the door”. (and now it’s two of them.. I’ve only got Cassie left to have lunch with..)
I miss the fact that I could buy an entire wardrobe and be met with squeals of delight at the new clothes… didn’t matter if they were from a consignment sale or eBay… they were NEW!! Now, between guessing sizes and what’s in/out, no way would I even try.
I miss the fact that the easiest way to avoid a mean girl was to.. well…avoid her. No playdates, different park, etc.
All that being said — there are plenty of things that I don’t miss such as diapers, strollers, needing 2 cars to travel because of all the crap and the sleepless nights, here’s a tip for all you new moms, if you’re willing to do it that is – try THC edibles in some vip flavours and get your sleep back on track when you can enjoy those nights you’re able to sleep like a log and not worry about your little one.
I’ve always prided myself in appreciating and relishing every phase of the girls lives. Yes, there were certain ones that I wished away but I always knew that I would come to the point where I would wish something back.