As your kids get older, you will have these little sudden realizations that I call "Holy Crap Moments". I have had several of them recently.
It's not that you don't, on some level, know that time is passing and (you and) your kids are getting older. But sometimes, as we plod along in our day-to-day lives, we don't really think ahead about things to come. Then, when these things finally occur to you, they slam you right between the eyes and leave you lying on the floor, curled into the fetal position.
Some of my recent Holy Crap Moments include:
"Holy crap, my twenty year high school reunion is next year!"
"Holy crap, my thirty-seventh birthday is this year!"
"Holy CRAP, my BABY girl is about to turn nine years old!"
"Holy crap, I've known Andrew since he was four and he's 10½ now!"
"Holy crap, my teen daughter is going into HIGH SCHOOL next year!!"
"My son will be seventeen soon OMG like in TWO MONTHS HE WILL BE SEVENTEEN! HOLY CRAP!!!!"
"My son has a job and drives a car. HOLY.CRAP."
"Holy crap, I have been driving for over twenty years!"
"When I was my son's age, I was dating his father and we were.......oh HOLLLLLLLY CRAPPPPPPPPP. I don't want to be a Grandma for AT LEAST TEN YEARS!!"
Blogging from the fetal position,