Oh yes it is true, they grow up way too fast…

by Janice

“Why am I always the youngest?” my four year old son Jackson whined on our way home last night.

“You are not the youngest…” and I went on to list his cousins and friends that are younger than he is. But that of course was no comfort to him – I didn’t expect it to be. I knew whom he meant. He was talking about his “real” friends as he calls them – the core group of kids, including his boy cousins, who are all a year to two years older than he is.

Then he goes on, “I mean Lachlan is five and now he’s got a girlfriend …” I did my best to smother my laughter and shock as I listened to him ramble on, “…and we have got a band now…we are going to practice at Dick’s house. We asked him if we could. And Lachlans’ girlfriend might come – we haven’t decided yet if she is going to be in the band…”

My face contorted with repressed laughter. It was too much – both hilarious and tragic that my little baby was talking like a teenager.

I mean I know he is growing up – but this is ridiculous!



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Kristen April 25, 2006 at 10:27 am

Hey Janice! I saw your comments on my blog this weekend. I only “part time” blog, so just got to the comments today. :-) Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have to put my email in my blog, I guess, but I’ll email you and you can send me some of those recipes! :-)

Kids grow up way too fast these days, don’t they?! Too funny!!

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2 Sue April 25, 2006 at 11:57 am

Janice,
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed looking around a bit on yours :)

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3 Gibee April 26, 2006 at 6:33 am

Well … they MIGHT need a back up singer … and Lachlan’s girlfrind might be able to help them out… girls CAN be a blessing every now and then!!! LOL! If we could only keep them young and innocent!!! I’m ready to put my boy in a bubble!

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4 tara April 26, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Oh Janice… that is too funny.
Rocker Jackson! I can picture it now… I mean most of my memories of him were in his screaming stage so i know he has the pipes

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