Children are so beautiful when they’re babies

Then they turn into teenagers and you want to smack ‘em.

Then they turn into adults and act like you don’t exist.

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Squirrelette was supposed to stay seven forever. I feel so betrayed.

:sob:

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You don’t really appreciate how truly special every single day of their growing years are until they are gone from your life sadly.

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Gone from my home, but not my bank account. Squirrelette is home this week from college. Here’s the tab so far:

  • Winter tires $760
  • Winter clothing $255
  • Fuel $43
  • Groceries $138

You know what she bought me for X-mas? A bottle of English Leather aftershave. I guess I smell like a wallet? Meh.

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On being discharged from hospital my ex would not allow me to return to the family home even though he was no longer living there. I had taken to hospital with me a small photo, my son’s baby teeth as I kept them in my purse, and was wearing the crucifix necklace my son gave me. These are the only items I have left to remind me of our sixteen years together -that and the memories in my head.

I know there are other parents on here that are hurting from having lost their kids through death or circumstances beyond their control. This is not a dig at you @Loke, I think you are great. You just reminded me how fortunate we are/were to have had them in our lives.
:blush:

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So true Squirrel. You made me laugh (again).

Not the changing the diaper part. I’ve changed two diapers in my entire life. Once on my older nephew and once on my younger nephew. They’re all grown up now and I figure they owe me.

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Only two? Man, you missed out on the glow-in-the-dark-green-poop blowout diapers. Never figured out how something that small could shoot poop that far and with that much force. Like, 2/3 of the way up the wall. Really. They need to sell Kevlar Huggies.

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Hell, two was “two too many.” Why don’t they invent kids who don’t poop?

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I’ve loved my kids in all stages but the teenage years are truly amazing! I love conversing with them. They always have great stories to tell and they still love their momma. I feel so blessed. :two_hearts:

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Hell, poo was poo poo many. Why don’t they invent kids who toop instead.

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OK, I thought that was funny :rofl:Obviously not!

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Puppies are cute too. And kittens. One will always love you and the other is a touch and go. Humttens are cute too. They make sure to fully utilize your time.

Not an expert here. Just a Skunk.

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What’s a toop?

What are humttens?

:no_mouth:

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I’m not smart enough to answer that question sorry. :grinning:
I honestly don’t know what a toop is.

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Man, I’d buy that for a dollar!

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Oh I get it know;

Toop - like a ‘two poop’?

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This is Zac. He is 6 here. The only photo I have is this school one. He is now 23. Just posting for my own benefit obviously and to prove I did have a son for those doubters out there. I will take a photo of his baby teeth too if you like?

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I dont have kids. But I love my partners little sister and nieces and nephews ALL are teenagers now

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Me and my sister.

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