Missing the Milestones?

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Missing the Milestones?
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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 12:24pm

I have a question for the working moms on the board:

Do you worry about missing your children’s important milestones because of work?

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:29am

Dh is OLD and he still does that, except he doesn't call me mommy at least.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 6:20am
My very best friend has a high school senior and college junior; I made the remark to her that I can't believe I'll have a kid in HS next year and she said, just wait.... it flies by.. before you know it they will be in college then married...... No, I'm not ready for any of it!

 


 


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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 8:47am
My older dd started HS this year and I'm really feeling it. I can't believe she'll be leaving home in just 3 years.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 9:31am
The only reason I remember "some" of my kids' first milestones is because they coincided with other memorable events. I am now in the stage where I can identify with memories of first dates and love, first time drivers, etc.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:32am

My theory is that the '"good" stages don't last nearly long enough and the "bad" ones last way too long.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:33am

I can't wait.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:07am
My mom had a unplanned pregnancy long after they thought their family was complete. She had 32 years of having a minor in the house and 42 years until she had an empty nest.

That was a very strong incentive to me to take care of permanent BC when we felt our family was complete.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:16pm
Yikes, 34 years. Maybe I'd feel differently too. In my case, I waited a long time to have kids, so I'm in no hurry for it to be over.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:46pm

I like the stage my kids are at right now.. I really can't put my finger on a bad stage but there are things I remember that if I could have done it over again I probably would have changed, But I've enjoyed mostly everything.

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:22pm

My older son's early teen years were quite difficult.