When Your Baby Turns Thirteen!

One day you are running around making sure you have diapers and sippee cups and the next, it seems, you are the parent of teenagers.  How does this happen so quickly?

Today, our young prince, Robbie, turns 13.  He is the youngest child in our family and follows two older sisters.  When he came along, they were old enough to enjoy the novelty of having a little brother.  We would often catch my youngest daughter trying to play house with him. He was dragged to every school function, soccer game and swim meet in the greater DC area.  I still run in to people who ask how my 'little guy' is doing (not so little anymore).



He survived his sisters to become a wonderful young man.  But I still wonder, how did this happen so quickly? I look forward to seeing the transition from childhood to adulthood, but wish the clock would slow just a little bit!

For the next 7 months we have 3 teenagers. After that, my oldest will turn 20 and we enter that new phase of having 'grown children' (but not quite, since we will still be paying the school bills).

If you have older children, you understand my mixed emotions.

If you have younger children, enjoy every second...the teen years come up so very quickly!


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Comment balloon 4 commentsHolly Weatherwax • June 20 2009 10:26AM


Happy Birthday to Robbie!  While we only have one child, she has grown up way too fast.  It is hard to believe that the words of our parents were actually true when they told us 'as you become older, time will slip away'.  Cherish the moments!

Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) over 9 years ago

The teen years can be demanding on both parents and kids but it'll be OK. Soon you'll be visiting and shopping colleges instead of malls.  Happy Fathers Day to their dad.

Posted by Dan Grammatica, e-PRO (Realty Experts, LLC) over 9 years ago

Tim and Pam...enjoy your daughter!

Dan, Thanks for the well wishes for Father's Day. My husband just told me for 'his day' he wants to play 27 holes of golf--9 of them with my son :).

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Holly,

You said it!!

My son is now 15 !!

My oldest daughter is going into middle school and we know how fast time flies when that happens!

Thankfully I still have my little girl who is only 8. I still hug, carry and kiss her all the time!

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com) over 9 years ago

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