My Kids are Taller than Me Now (insert ugly cry here)

Who are these people?

I mean who stole my babies and replaced them with big kids?

Only because she's leaning toward the camera does DQ look taller than My Boy.  In fact they are now the same height. 

The very height that is 2 inches taller than their mom.

UM WHAT?

Not acceptable.

I'm thinking of giving K coffee for the rest of her life so I can remain taller than one child!

The kids hit another milestone too, one at each level of school, elementary, jr high, and second year high school.

That means big brother isn't walking little sister to my car anymore after school.

Which means the dreaded school pickup line.

Boo.

In that line today I saw cops stopping stupid people doing stupid car pickup line stuff.

I saw people not holding kids' hands walking through the parking lot not around it.

I saw people getting out of their cars to let their kids in while parked in front of the sign that says "DON'T GET OUT OF YOUR CAR!"

It stresses me out.

As I got closer to picking up my baby I scanned the teachers on that dreadful pickup/car line yard duty.

DQ's first grade teacher, My Boy's 3rd and 5th grade instructors....

I got melancholy that they both are too old for K-6 and that little K is my last baby to go to the very school I attended Kindgergarten in.

I got that twingey feeling like I was going to cry.

Time is moving too fast.

I got a call from the high school that my Sophomore can take the practice SAT this year.

Because next year she will start applying to college.

*pulling the needle off a record sound*

College.

That's where I met my now husband.

The father of the kids in that photo up there.

I hear my son is talking about girls.

And not tattling-on-his-sisters-type talking.

K is reading Junie B Jones books to herself and laughing just like her sister did just yesterday a few years ago.

I'm dying my hair like every four weeks now.

They're growing up.

And, I'm growing....grey.

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  1. Merrie said...

    Two taller than you? Yeah, that's a hard one to take. I think I have a while for that one, but it's coming. I hope all 3 have a wonderful new year and I hope we meet for lunch more often to commiserate!

  2. Deanna Watson said...

    ha ha. My nephew was 6'6" for his 8th grade graduation. Incredible!

  3. momo said...

    They grow up fast don't they? I have four grown children. All moved away from home now a few years ago. Now it's just hubby & I in our empty nest!

  4. Bekki Boster said...

    haha. this makes me laugh, we have always been taller than my parents. I have a sister and a brother. I don't know where we got our tall gene but it is a long running joke in our family.

  5. Bekki Boster said...

    Haha. This is so funny to me because me, my brother (12) and my sister (21) are all taller than both of my parents. Both of my parents are around 5"2'. We arn't sure where our tallness came from but its a great joke in our family! :D

  6. JENNi said...

    Do not feel bad!! My boys are taller than me already!! beautiful family btw :)

  7. VickeC said...

    all my kids are taller than me,,an my son will pat me on the head occasionly for fun,,now the grandson is almost as tall as me an my grandaughter just turned 13 is taller than me an my husband,,yikes

  8. VickeC said...

    all my kids are taller than me,,an my son will pat me on the head occasionly for fun,,now the grandson is almost as tall as me an my grandaughter just turned 13 is taller than me an my husband,,yikes

  9. Rebecca Parsons said...

    What really stinks is when they are so young and you just know you are going to be the short one in the family..

  10. Fabi Yidi Chairwoman said...

    very lovely family

  11. Fabi Yidi Chairwoman said...

    well you still look very young

  12. akronugurl said...

    cute photo!

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  13. Pixystik4U said...

    they grow up too FAST!!!!

  14. Eric Rivera said...

    i have three boys aged 2, 3 and 4 and they are growing fast! i only dread the day they past me in height cause then i wont be winning our wrestling matches so easily lol

  15. Shayna Brookman said...

    My son is only two and I don't think that it will be that long before he will be taller than me. He is already more than half of me at 2 !!

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  16. kmcgrew213 said...

    this post made me giggle! the joys of watching them grow up with the heavy heart of them not being babies anymore!

  17. maye said...

    Children grow so fast that I sometimes want time to stop a bit! have very beautiful children. Enjoy them to the fullest!

  18. CindyWindy2003 said...

    LOL, I'm pretty short so my little young cousins and kids I babysit, like to tell me how tall they are and oh man I'm getting taller than you.

  19. lil_lady_dz said...

    I know how it feels when you have kids that no longer look up to you but now look down to you. Its kind of amusing when you have kids as tall as giraffes! lol

  20. Amy Orvin said...

    They grow up so fast, don't they? It's unbelievable!

  21. Amanda K - One Momma Saving Money said...

    Kids grow up fast. I can already tell my daughter will be surpassing me too!

  22. Jordan James said...

    Time truly does fly.

  23. Julie Wood said...

    I thought my son was going to be short, but he is 6' 3 inches. He is taller than me! My daughter is taller than me, and they grow up so fast!

  24. Cheryl Free said...

    My mom was only 5' tall so I outgrew her when I was 11 years old. Then I started turning grey in my early 20's.

  25. Betsy Barnes said...

    So cute! Yes, they do grow up and up! My son is 21, where did the years go! :)

  26. freddie said...

    My daughter is all gone up with five children of her own. As I watch my grandchildren grow up I could almost cry. I have one that is going to be in 8th grade, one is in 7th and I have three left in grade school and it was only yesterday I was changing their diapers. Time just goes too fast....

  27. Fiddlin' Dandi said...

    Yes, I hate that they grow up so fast. Thankfully, my son is a long way away from outgrowing me!

  28. Melita J said...

    Time flies way too fast.. You're so cute together :)

  29. rochelle said...

    They are growing up real fast

  30. Sara said...

    It is definitely scary when this happens.

  31. James Robert said...

    Most of my kids are taller than their mom as well. She however is only 4'10" so it doesn't take much to be taller than her. I have my youngest who I think will be short like her. So don't feel bad, you are not alone on this one.

  32. fay yeung said...

    Grow up so fast

  33. Robin Wilson said...

    I should write a book called "Mom and Dad: There is Life After Your Child Goes to College" or something like that. My son is in his last semester. Yep, the time flew by and I find myself crying over old photos sometimes and only my hairdresser may have some idea what my real hair color is other than grey. I weigh a little more and I wear bifocals. Early to bed and early to rise with a couple of trips to the bathroom thrown in. BUT, though I miss my son terribly it's amazing how clean my house stays, the dishwasher and the washing machine run less. Etc, etc. And I actually have time to do the things I love. I talk to my son often and see him as much as I can and of course his room will always be his room. So I promise things will be okay.

  34. Lisa Walker said...

    I have 5 kids. One boy and four girls and all of them are taller than me.

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