Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Where Does The Time Go?

This Saturday, while I sat at the DMV waiting for my number to be called so my 16 year old daughter could take her permit test, I realized just how quickly time passes.

It seems like yesterday when she would curl up on my lap and we'd sing silly songs together. Now I'd have to sit in her lap because she outgrew me a few years ago and if I asked her to sing a song with me, I think she'd reserve a room for me at the funny farm!

Her hair (once beautiful ringlet curls, now faithfully straight-ironed daily) that I used to put up in pony tails, I wouldn't even be allowed to touch anymore! Her homework that I used to help her with every night, is now so complicated (College Calculus and Advanced Chemistry, anyone?) that I'd need a PhD just to decipher it!

She's looking at colleges, making decisions for her future, planning her adult life. And all I can think is...what I wouldn't give for just one day to have my "little girl" back. Where does the time go?


KeriAnne said...

They grow up way too fast! I can't believe my little girl will have her Driver's license this time next year.

Red Red Completely Red said...

Cute blog! I love the cartoon of the lady and her birdie!

Bonnie said...

You're so right, KeriAnne.

And thanks RedRedCompletelyRed!