Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sentimental Musings from Mom

So, this is the last week of preschool for my 4, grown-up, big kids…

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Emotions hit me out of NOWHERE on our way to school this morning.

 

Maybe it was Andrew randomly picking out everyone’s clothes with a huge grin on his face and helping me make lunches (out of the blue)…

 

Maybe it was Benny looking up at me with those big brown eyes as he gave himself a breathing treatment this morning…

 

Maybe it was Savannah in the car~ singing every word to her favorite song at the top of her lungs (with impeccable accuracy)…

 

Maybe it was Ethan sprinting back to the car for one last hug from Mom before he ran off into school…

 

…when did they grow up so quickly?! Ugh…

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It was always so annoying when people would say: “They grow up fast!…Before you know it…blah blah blah”.

 

WELL…….I’M SORRY TO SAY IT, BUT IT IS TRUE, MY FRIENDS!

 

I never thought I would be the Mom who cries on the first day of Kindergarten, but folks, I can assure you that I will be a blubbery mess. (And I am NOT a crier!)

 

I finally get it now. Shame on me for ever quietly judging those sweet Moms who wiped tears from their eyes after dropping their children off at Kinder.

 

It is the end of an era. Once school starts, we will be blowing and going until they are 18 and then BAM!!!!……..

 

our house will be dead quiet.

the silence will be deafening.

 

This is one of not-so-cool parts about having multiples.

When they go, they ALL go.

 

So, until then, I will soak up every hug, every question, every smile, every book to be read, every splash at the pool, every cuddle in bed…

 

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17 comments:

Amber said...

I'm already secretly dreading the day they ALL grow up and leave, and mine are only 10 mons. Everything with multiples is such a flurry. Your babies are so precious!

Liz said...

When my oldest started K, I bawled my eyes out all the way home. And then on her last day of K, I cried again...somehow emotional about how she'd hit another milestone, she'd completed a whole year of school without me by her side. This Fall, she will be a senior in HS and I'm pretty sure I will be crying from August through next May, every day. It is AMAZING how fast it goes.

(This is my Savannah, the one who also had several VCUG tests, who also had strabismus surgery, who was the hardest-headed, strongest willed kid ever! Grin...your Savannah reminds me so much of her!)

Candice said...

I think it is sooooo true when they say that the days are long but the years fly by :(

Jenni said...

I can't imagine having to send all 4 off at once. I am not at all ready to send my oldest to kindergarten in August but I still have 2 at home with me.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Precious post...precious children! They DO look so much older! :(

The Beckhams said...

I am right there with you! Although I do not have multiples, I've been challenging myself (I'm hyper and naturally a fast-paced person) to slow down. Deep breaths and soak it in. Take time for all those moments. It's also been helping their behavior (my kids are 4 and 2). I enjoy your blog.

Jennifer said...

All of your children are adorable and so sweet. I have to tell you that Ben is such a doll. I think he is going to be breaking hearts left and right.

Side note, I think your husband and boys look so east coast to me. Like they came from Boston or perhaps CT. I'm not sure why I think that but it's cute.

Thanks for sharing your life! You are Blessed!

Jennifer said...

All of your children are adorable and so sweet! I think Mr. Ben is going to be breaking hearts left and right. He just has this cool, calm, cuteness about him. I bet Savi is going to put the girls through the ringer and I bet no one will be good enough for Ben.

When I look at your husband and sons I feel like they could of came from MA or CT. They seem east coast to me. Like the boys from the Hampton's.

Thanks for sharing your life. You are Blessed!

Jen said...

I am right there with you!

Megan said...

I cried a river on my son's first day of kindergarten. Next week he will finish his freshman year of high school. It seriously goes by so.damn.fast. It seriously was only yesterday we had his preschool graduation (and I cried:). Now I'm like, 3 years until graduation and with him being an only child, I'm wondering if one and done was insane on my part or if I would be certifiable if I wanted to start over. I'm 35 and everyone says I'm still young, ha ha ha. Too old for babies but to young to have a rising sophomore in High School. I'm such a misfit. I love watching your little ones grow up. They are so adorbs!!!

Laura M. said...

I was a blubbery mess just reading your post! My twins are just finishing their freshman year in high school. I was thinking the other day that they started kindergarten 10 years ago...it has gone so fast! Where will they be in another 10 years? Hopefully done with college, maybe married, who knows? I'm just trying my best to enjoy the here and now!

Anonymous said...

Dear Suz, oh, yes, time does fly. And once they enter school the years will go by at lighting speeds. You are so right to cherish every moment. Every question. Every school project. Every homework assignment. Every field day. Because then they will be leaving elementary school headed to field day. And from experience your eyes might not tear up at everyone milestone but your heart will well up with flutters and temporary momemnts of oh my goodness I can't believe they are about to _______ (fill in the blank). This year, my youngest is finishing 6th grade on Thursday will be the last day I pick him up from elementary school. On Friday he will officially be a 7th grader. And, if that isn't enought, on Thursday I will take my daughter for the last time to Jr High and when I pick her up on Thursday she will be a 10th grader and next year when I drop her off she will be in HIGH SCHOOL........... It is okay to cry on the first day of Kinder -- just don't let the kiddos see you..... You will tear up at graduations........ school programs.......... band concerts........ school plays....... these I believe are not tears of sadness but tears of joy and overwhelmedness of watching these awesome human beings we created turn into such wonderful people. It is also I believe helping us let go little by little so when it is time for them to pack up and go to college or wherever life takes them that we don't loose it all and prevent them from leaving.........We can't wait to watch the Steece four as they enter this stage. One more word of advise. If you school offers and sells school supplies BUY them from the school.......... this will prevent you from running around to Walmart and Target and Office Depot trying to find the odd size construction paper.

On Thursday as I take a picture on the last day of school and drop and pick them up I can gurantee you there will be a few tears.....

Hugs from one momma to another

and also........... if you thought that the crying babies and lack of sleep part of kiddos is tough I am hear to tell you that that part is a cake walk........ the hardest part is raising teenagers who have a good sense of morals.....and then releasing them into the world (first trip to the mall with girlfriends, high school football games, first date) all while reminding yourself to breathe.... at least when they were babies all you had to do was go in their rooms and check and see that they were okay :)

Nurse Sharan said...

You are so right. I am a mother of 3, all grown now and 7 grandchildren. I am seeing them grow up before my eyes and it's painful. I love every minute of it all, don't get me wrong, but I would love to have one more day with my 3 children on the beach in South Padre way back when that seemed to be one of their all-agreed upon favorite memories. I can smell the ocean and hear their laughter and yes, even bickering. I'll take it all. Anyway, enjoy the moments, they are all precious.

Da young Neun said...

I understand you. On the one hand you would like they stay with five years old forever. :)

Esther said...

Awww...are you glad that the kiddos repeated prek-4 instead of being the youngest in kindergarten? I am doing the same with my boys, who are also August twinkies. I think that they will need the extra year for emotional maturity.

What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Look up the song "Then They Do" by Trace Adkins. Totally a great reminder about our precious babies and how quickly they grow up!

Amy said...

If you cry then they won't I taught kinder for awhile, the crying kids never had crying parents, and the crying parents never had crying kids!

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