I hate to admit it but my mother was right.
I hate admitting that my mother is right. It’s a very hard thing to do…especially when you have an Egyptian mother. There are a few of you out there that know exactly what I mean. But she was right… well this time anyway.
In that past few weeks – two major things have happened. First, my baby girl turned six years old. While most people find this to be a joyous occasion – my husband and I struggled. She’s huge and I still remember when she was bite size. It was one of those weird happy/sad moments in parenting. Kind of surreal. And just when I thought I could stomach the fact that she was now six – she finished her last day of kindergarten. She’s already chatting up a storm about going to into the first grade and riding the bus with her friends in the Fall.
I can’t handle this.
Every time I heard my mother say (in her thick Egyptian accent of course), Cherish your time with her, she will grow up too fast, I didn’t want to believe her. But she was very correct in her warning to me. The last six years have flown by too quickly and my baby isn’t a baby anymore. She’s a growing girl with opinions (too many for my liking), too many friends to count, crushes on little boys (she’s in love with Biebs), new favorites all the time, a bikini (don’t get me started)… and so much more. Why does she have to grow up? My mom has been wrong about a million other things in the past (though she’ll tell you otherwise) but why couldn’t this be one of them? What am I going to do come next year when she turns 7? Or 8? Or 9? I can’t even think about it…
This is for all you mothers and fathers out there holding your cute, chubby baby boy or girl….
Cherish your time with them. They will grow up too fast.
So there you have it. My mother was right and now you too have been warned.