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Tue, 08-26-2003 - 9:39am
You know, I have been emotional lately and thinking it was hormonal ..and I'm just now realizing what it is. My son starts school in a week (third grade). He turns 9 this week. Something about him turning that last single digit number is bothering me more than I admit aloud. And of course this summer he has had no meds and done soo well and i have truly enjoyed him..and I feel like crying..because in a week its back to school, back to days where he gets much less physical exercise, and he is growing up so fast. I somehow feel I will be crying after that bus leaves next week..
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Registered: 07-03-2003
In reply to: lealavendar
Tue, 08-26-2003 - 11:28am
I'm with you. I'm sad everytime they reach a milestone, in a way. But, then they do such neat stuff as they get older. And, I have a good friend who has adult children - he says he really enjoys them - he says he enjoys talking with them and spending time with them. So - there is always good stuff to look forward to.

And - he is still only 9 - love and enjoy him every chance you get! :-)

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In reply to: lealavendar
Tue, 08-26-2003 - 12:00pm
I know exactly how you feel. My baby is almost 11 years old and he is in the fourth grade. Then of course we have my baby girl who is 15 yr old and is a sophmore this year. I have done my share of crying. When dd graduated from 6th to 7th. Then when she graduated 7th to 8th.. When ds graduated kindergarden... My dd cried when she realized that she is an upper classmen. We are now counting days until she leaves for college.. 929 days. I keep telling her that I have her whole jr and sr years to get through with out crying.. Like that is going to happen... NOT

Cheer up more things to cry for are on their way....


hugs to you

tina

 

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In reply to: lealavendar
Tue, 08-26-2003 - 6:00pm
Cry away. It's hard to let them grow up. Would be nice if they could stay at a certain age for a while. My son did so well this summer, he didn't take his ADHD med and did great. Of course there was NO demands on him, he didn't have to do anything that needed his attention. BUT, he also didn't have many kids to play with, and was stuck in the house a lot. My son needs the interaction of other kids. He is a bit behind on the social scale, and being home with me doesn't help. He can relate to older peple, just not kids. I was glad he finally started back so he can make friends, a thing he has just started doing. He is also starting 3rd grade,& will turn 8 tomorrow. I was not happy about starting the homework wars. He started back school Aug 4th so we have been at it for a few weeks.