She’s So OLD!

Today is my daughter’s birthday. She’s 15. I can’t believe it. And she spent her birthday in a Driver’s Education class, it’s a week-long class and she’ll have her Learner’s Permit by Friday. OMG! How did she get this old? It feels like she’ll be in college before I can catch my breath.

I remember when she was little. It felt like she would be little forever. Those first few years seemed endless. But then when she hit about age 5 it was as if she started to race through life, and the years started to tick by so fast that it made my head spin.

And now she’s 15. And the airlines will let her fly to visit me unaccompanied (yay) and she’ll be driving soon (scary) and I’m wondering where the years went. Wow, time flies.

She comes to visit next week, so we’ll have a little time together before she heads of for 10th grade in the Fall. But seriously, I’m pinching myself, I can’t believe she’s so OLD! OMG!

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13 Responses to “She’s So OLD!”

  1. Cdn Cat
    July 29th, 2009 09:43

    Time flies when you are having fun! I remember when I turned 20 and said to my mother that time seemed to be zipping by so fast. She told me it gets faster the more decades that go by, and it never slows down! Remember those lazy kid days of summer when you would say to your mom “I’m bored….there’s nothing to do”….? Now it’s just a faded memory….zipping by!
    Enjoy your time with your daughter next week. Maybe if you don’t sleep it will seem to last longer (Insert wink here)

  2. Nancy
    July 29th, 2009 11:55

    Congratulations to your daughter, and also to you. I admit, it really does go fast, and it really does seem to speed up the older I get!

    The thing I love about being a parent is how my role has changed over time. My boys still need me even though they are 37 and 35 but in such a different way. And when we talk or get together it is just the best. We are friends, good friends, and now, (GULP), Old Friends.

    I wish all the same for you. It is a wonderful experience, every step of it.

  3. Esteban
    August 1st, 2009 13:36

    Congratulations to Margaret and her wise mother!!
    My María is the same age. Time flies at speed of light.

    I like the “Peas” a lot:

  4. Gary Denness
    August 1st, 2009 22:26

    You will, I trust, be throwing her a belated Quinceaños when she flies in?!


    August 2nd, 2009 16:15

    !Felicidades a Margaret por su cumpleanos!

  6. RiverGirl
    August 3rd, 2009 09:38

    Cat – I can’t remember the last time I got bored…but I think Margaret still gets bored sometimes.

    Nancy – Thanks, she and I have been great friends all of her life…we have a great relationship except for missing each other too much.

    Esteban – Thanks for the link, Margaret introduced me to the Black Eyes Peas, I like them a lot. She also got me into the Gorillaz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adcdbfIoeW4

    Gary – Not a chance! She’s won’t go near frilly dresses…I will take her out to dinner though.

    Gloria – Gracias!!!! Besos para ti!

  7. The One You Are Speaking Of
    August 3rd, 2009 16:08

    481 posts in all. That is a lot. My mother is obsessed.

  8. RiverGirl
    August 3rd, 2009 18:07

    HAHA! Well, moms are supposed to be obsessed.

  9. Laura
    August 4th, 2009 14:33

    I know how you feel! My daughter just graduated highschool and will be leaving for college in a month!
    ..and my baby is already 13!
    It goes by so fast.

  10. RiverGirl
    August 4th, 2009 15:18

    Laura – My daughter keeps threatening to apply to college early (her dad and I both went to college after 10th grade) so college might be coming up sooner rather than later for her. While it was the perfect decision for me to go to college early I don’t want my baby to go off so soon…sniffle.

  11. Geotacs
    August 16th, 2009 13:29

    kids… they sure do grow fast…

    enjoy the time with her in her teens

    cause before you know it she’ll be in her twenties walking down the aisle…


  12. Garry
    October 6th, 2009 06:47

    She is an adult now and parents often find themselves in such a situation where they cannot realize that their child has really grown up!
    With her adulthood would come greater responsibilities,roles for you to play.This is a part of you growing up too,isn’t it

  13. RiverGirl
    October 9th, 2009 17:23

    Garry – You are right, she is grown now, well, nearly anyway. But I feel I’ve missed so much of her childhood. I’m bummed.

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