18 January 2012

These are the Best Years of Our Lives

I remember hearing my Mom say that the best years were when the kids were old enough to all take care of themselves but not old enough to be gone all the time yet with their own plans.
I guess that would be between 5 and 14 or 15.  So.  That's where we are.  And yes, I'd have to say these are some pretty good years.  And I know they won't last long.  This year at Christmastime, the kids pretty much played, ate, and slept all together without fussing!  We didn't see much of them - except when they came tearing through playing pirates, or ninjas, or cowboys, or...

The Teenager is old enough to stay with the others if we need her to, and not old enough yet to have her own plans that take her away from us.  Little Sister is 6 and doesn't need a lot of care anymore (which can be sad if you dwell on it!)

Anyway, I'm in agreement - these are the best years of our lives - for now anyway!!!!

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Blogger Mrs. K said...

I know I don't have a teen yet so my opinion might change later but I absolutely love the ages my boys are right now.

January 18, 2012 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thoughts. I've found I've modified my view as I've grown older. Those were good and so are these. I guess it's good to be alive.

January 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

You may have seen this article on fb...


I think it's great. yes, these are good years but not without some not so awesome times.
I sometimes think about the days ahead when our children will be a little more able to care for themselves and I smile and then remind myself not to wish my life away!

January 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad has said the same thing - when the littlest is out of diapers and the oldest isn't in YF yet.

I am trying to enjoy these years since our (us & you) oldest kiddos are quickly headed to the YF years!


January 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM  

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