Things that I Miss – And You Will Too.

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 Powerpuff-girls-3 clothes, it suddenly hit me.

There are a lot of things that I miss now that my girls are older.

For instance…

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.

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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.

Kristen

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Comments

March 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Oh, how I relate to this and find it funny that I’m still in the midst of it all. I have a 15 year old, twin 11 year olds and a 3 year old. I miss Dragon Tales but get Dora. I miss when I was in charge of who my kids played with and their feelings weren’t always hurt by the mean girls (loved that one). I miss when weekends were for family-time. Great post!
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    March 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ We have close to the same spread.. 14, 11 and then 9.. I just had to deal with a “mean girl” situation as I was leaving the elementary school today! And the worst is when it’s the same kids that used to be BFFs not even 2 years ago. And it’s the “baby” so it rips my heart out even more.



March 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

These are good for me to read πŸ™‚ I’m just getting started – Itty Bitty is 7 months as of yesterday! I can’t even imagine high school yet – I’m still wading through the poopy diapers and trying to figure out how to get her in and out of the bathtub in one piece….lol…..but I know this time will come for me too!
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    March 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Well, I don’t miss diapers. That is one chore that I have gladly left behind!! But I did give my youngest a bath a few weeks ago… seemed like an easier and faster way to deal with the rats nest that she called her hair. Holy moly.



March 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Oh, I miss little kids too!! My youngest is still little, but he’s borderline. The world is out there, no matter who hard I try to deny it. The gift thing? ARGH!
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March 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Mine are still young, but one day I’m sure I’ll look back with fondness.
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March 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Ah yes… embracing each season of motherhood and how I get the things we “miss and don’t miss”… I was just at Once Upon A Child trying to sell some clothes. I looked around for a while and realized that we have officially outgrown the store. Sigh. Hang on the Cassie!!! πŸ˜‰
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    March 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    But now you get to go to Plato’s Closet – the sister store!! Or should I say, the BIG sister store! We had our first experience with M trying to sell HER stuff at Plato’s.. good lesson!



March 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

First, I am also (a little) excited that the Powerpuff Girls are coming back! I have five kiddos. The oldest two are in middle school and the youngest is in kindergarten. I miss the same kind of stuff with my older two, my middle two are in third and starting to not want to be ‘babied’ by me and my youngest…she is a handful and right now, I cannot wait for her to grow up…and then cry and mope when she does.
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    March 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    How does that happen? My youngest is definitely pulling the baby card with us, too and it’s ALL our fault for babying her. It’s like you finally realize that THIS is your last one. Ever. Until grands and thankyouverymuch I can wait for that.



March 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

This is beautiful. My daughter is turning ten this year, and it really feels like she is walking into her almost teen years and leaving childhood behind. I’m starting to miss a lot of things, too. But I will never miss diapers.
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November 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Oh, this made me a little weepy. Really lovely.



November 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I know πŸ™ I’m really struggling with the fact that they’re halfway out of the house. Of course, the fact that they now have no college fund will probably keep them here longer, so maybe I *am okay!



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