Friday, July 29, 2011

parenting advice

Over at Kelly’s Korner people are sharing their ‘best parenting advice.’ Originally, I didn’t think I would contribute to this topic, but I thought about it some more and one thing kept popping into my mind over and over again this week, so I decided I would share.

I am a mom to 3 teenage boys, ages 13,16 and 19; and even as I type that, I can hardly believe that my boys are that old already. It really, truly seems like just yesterday when I was changing diapers, tying their shoes, brushing their teeth, walking them to school…. And the list goes on.

So my ‘best parenting advice’ to all the mom’s of younger kids is….to enjoy every moment! All the birthdays, all the games of Candyland played, all the ‘booboo’ kisses, all the times you have to get up in the middle of the night and give a big hug because of a bad dream, and even all of the temper tantrums…. And as they grow older, enjoy the time being chauffeur to and from events, the late night chats (even if it is way past your bedtime), the family meals (especially when everyone is home)...Because all of these moments go by way too fast! :)

The saying that the days are long but the years are short... is so very true!


{I am linking up to Kelly's Korner. Stop by there for more great parenting advice.}


Pink Slippers said...

My 8 children are only--11 and under--and even now, I feel like the days go by way too fast. They don't stay little for long. (((sniffle,sniffle)))

Joyce said...

Popped in from Kelly's Korner...I'm a mom to two 20 somethings. I think moms of older kids need to pass along some of what they've learned. We have the benefit of hindsight : )

These late teen/young adult years are tricky!

Mommarazzi said...

That saying is sooo true! I repeat that in my head when the days get tough. I have 2 lil ones and 2 more on the's already going too fast for me!