Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Argh! Where has the time gone? #IWSG

Welcome to my insecurities! IWSG is a monthly group where us writers have a communal meltdown, and offer advice. (Because - let's face it - you and I might be having the same insecurities, but have no problem offering great advice to each other!)

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It's another non-writing insecurity this month - and I'm not going to be around much to visit/comment/reply (but I totally will on Thursday!) - because...

Argh! My baby is 15!

Me and my baby!
In September, he'll be starting his final year at school, applying to college, taking exams...

Argh! My baby is 15!

The weird thing is, I don't feel fifteen years older. I feel exactly the same as I did then, albeit not quite so scared as when I had this 9lb bundle thrust into my arms and I was suddenly a mother. That kind of fear is quite unique!

So, if you want me today, I'll be lying down somewhere, probably with a glass of wine.

Happy insecurities, everyone!



48 comments:

  1. Hi Annalisa .. congratulations to the 15 year old! Surely you should be taking him out - not having a fit of the vapours and a glass of vino?! Perhaps if the Argh monster looks like this .. it'd be better to wait til he morphs into something with fewer teeth! Have a wonderful family day though .. cheers Hilary

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    1. We did take him out to lunch, the cinema and then a family gathering in the evening. I think his words on Facebook were 'best birthday ever', so we did something right :-)

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  2. How exciting! There is so much happening for you. Enjoy the wine. 9 lbs? Ouch!

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    1. 9lbs was big, although my 2nd son was 9lbs 13oz :-/

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  3. Happy birthday to your pride and joy :)

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  4. Happy Birthday to your baby! :) And I know what you mean. My grandmother used to say that as you get older you expect to feel wiser, but you pretty much always feel like that seventeen year old you were, you just look older. ;)

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    1. Yes! That's exactly how I feel. I always thought I was the only one, and everyone else was being a sensible grown-up. It's good to know otherwise :-)

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  5. Happy Birthday to your son!!! This is a nice insecurity to have, Anna. :)

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    1. Thanks Chrys - as insecurities go, it's not bad... until my youngest reaches 15, that is!!!!

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  6. Happy birthday to him! Wow, starting college soon. I bet that boggles your mind.

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    1. Yes, my mind is completely scrambled. I still remember the day he was born so clearly!

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  7. Happy birthday to your son! Bask in the glow of accomplishment - sounds like he's doing well if he's looking to exams and college. 15 is a tough age. You - drink some wine, have some chocolate, and be grateful for your age and wisdom. (and you are young - give me a break)

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  8. I love these moments that remind us how much we've grown, even if we don't realize it. Happy birthday to your son, and here's to epic parents everywhere!

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    1. By the way, did you do anything special or epic to celebrate?

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    2. We had pizza, saw Guardians of the Galaxy (epic, right there) and spent the evening with family listening to Hubby play music at a gig. He had a great time :-)

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  9. Happy Birthday to him! You look more like his sister. :)

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  10. Aww, what a cute pic. Happy Birthday to your son!

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    1. See, you think he's wearing a mask... ;-)

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  11. Hope he has a great birthday and don't worry, you're not getting older.....just riper?

    Better....I meant, "better" :D

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    1. Lol, riper! I prefer 'better', I'll stick with that :-)

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  12. Yeah, I remember when my daughter started second grade and I thought it would be forever before she graduated high school. Now she's only four years from college. Where did all the time go?

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    1. I'm sure my childhood lasted a lot longer than my son's has!

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  13. Drink an extra glass of wine for me! In two weeks, I send my daughter to kindegarten, like for REAL.

    How did that happen?

    Happy birthday to your son!

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    1. Oh, I feel for you Rena. I remember THAT day as well. Just remember, she'll have a brilliant time!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your son! Time flies for sure. My son is in his second to last year of high school. College is right around the corner for him. Ah...

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    1. Thanks Kim. It's fun watching them grow up too, though.

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  15. Happy 15 year anniversary of being a mum to him :)

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  16. Oh for heaven's wake! What a plaaver over a fifteen year old.
    My babies are 46. 45,43 and 36, and my grandsons 11 and 7.

    Keep calm and raise a glass,

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    1. It's not the fact he's 15, Liz, more that I didn't notice 15 years passing...

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  17. Happy Birthday to your son... And yes enjoy a glass of wine:)

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    1. Thanks Tania. The silver lining is that in 3 years, he can buy it for me :-)

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  18. Happy birthday to your son! Enjoy your wine. I have enough trouble with my kid just being 4! :)

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    1. It's the part of parenthood they don't prepare you for!

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  19. Hope you enjoyed your wine - definitely well deserved after 15 years of being a mum ;-)

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    1. The wine helped. All back to my normal calm self... ish!

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  20. Hope your son had a wonderful birthday!

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  21. That makes me really feel old. My little brother's oldest is pushing 30. And my cats have grandkittens.

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    1. I've decided not to get older - everyone else can, but I've had enough with ageing - I'm staying right here ;-)

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  22. 15? That young? My youngest is 26 and my oldest is 37. Talk about feeling older! And yet, like you, I don't feel mentally much older than way back before I had any kids. This time thing needs to stop--or at least slow down.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Yes, I definitely vote for slowing down time!

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