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Letters To Our Children-February

Join us every month for a blog circle full of moms, writing a wonderful letter to their children. In it we talk about our hopes our fears, our love….motherhood. After you read mine, make sure you scroll all the way down to the end of the page, to click on the link to the next letter.

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letters to our children February

 

Dear Pookah,

Yesterday, we had a meeting with the woman who will be your 2nd grade teacher.

SECOND GRADE.

Where has the time gone?

There are times when I can’t believe that you are THAT OLD. It seems like just yesterday, you were crying as I left you in daycare.

Now you have a locker.

You have a desk.

You dress yourself in the morning.

You read US a story at night.

I feel…useless sometimes.

I mean, yes, you still need me to cook your food, remind you to pick up toys, take away privileges when you talk too much in school, buy you Skylanders toys and cheer for you at basketball games.

But I can’t help but feel that soon, you won’t need me to do any of that either.

I strive to raise you as independent as possible, but I admit that as I watch you mature and grow up….I’m not quite ready.

You see, you are my one and only and I selfishly want to keep you as cuddly and young as you are now.

But as your new teacher reminded us, you can do so much.

You ARE growing up.

In August, you will be a SECOND GRADER.

Time just keeps flying by.

And I’m scrambling to keep up.

Love

Mama

Now, Head over to Joyce at Mommy Talk Show and read her letter to her son!

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    Dani
    February 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    2nd grade? No thanks. Not having it.

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    Jenni
    February 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    2nd grade already? So, no one has invented the machine that makes time stand still?!

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    Letters to Our Children: TheHeir - A Well Heeled Woman
    February 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    February 19, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Everything Pookah does is a year ahead of A.J. and gives me a glimpse into the heartbreak of their growth.
    Can we make the stop?
    A.J. is counting down until he’s 16 so he can buy a car. Just too much!

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    Kemkem
    February 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

    This is a great series. The children will be happy to have something so special when they are grown enough to appreciate it. Life really does move fast :-).

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    Yum Yucky
    February 19, 2016 at 11:42 am

    My youngest will be going into 2nd grade, too. Where is the time going?

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    Lindi Mogale
    February 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Hello Mommy wow it is hard to see our kids grow up but as my son said to me the other day but you worked so hardfor me to grow up mommy. You and your son are blessed to have each other. thank you so much for this amazing project I really enjoyed writing the letter to my son

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    Candace
    February 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Scrambling! This is how I’m feeling the faster the days go. Love the new design on the site too!

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    Brandi
    February 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    It is a double edged sword…to watch them grow in such awesome and positive ways and yet feel like you are losing something in the process! So bittersweet!

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    Jay | RelaxedThairapy.com
    February 19, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I remember when I was younger, I would say things like I can’t wait for x, y, z. Mom told me time will start to fly by when I become an adult and boy was she right. It zips right on by. My niece and nephews are growing up so fast.

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    Francine
    February 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Mine will be heading to second grade in September as well
    Today he got back from grocery shopping with his Dad and was reporting on what they bought, and I just sat there in wonder thinking ” who is this grown up child?” As the say “The days are long, but thé years are short”

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    February 20, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I have no doubt that Pookah is going to ace second grade when he starts in August. It’s bittersweet watching our babies grow and gain more independence.

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    Keisha
    February 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    I’m not a mommy (yet) but I raised my baby sister, and she recently became a mother to a baby girl. It’s like 1991 all over again with the little one, and while
    I’m supportive of my sister and her hubby, I can’t help but feel similar feelings. Like, where did the time go?? MY BABY is a 25 year old mother! It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was changing HER diapers and feeding her in the middle of the night, etc now to see her in action makes me sentimental and anxious. I do get to experience some nostalgia with little momma (who looks exactly like me btw!!) so I’m happy for that.

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    Aisha
    February 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Great Post! Shoot, I would love to go back to 2nd grade with my son. He is in the 9th grade. The time moves so fast…

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    February 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is so sweet, you’ve got me all misty eyed and what not. I’m in the thick of parenting and it isn’t a joyous time. I long for the day when my son was just headed to second grade.

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    Lauren Gay
    February 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    What a sweet idea. I remember when my little guy was a second guy. Now he’s a high school sophomore and I can’t believe time went by so fast! I think I may write him a letter of my own right now to look back on later.

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    Dana Carmel
    February 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Such a heartfelt letter! Just remember that you’re his one and only too – his irreplaceable mother. Your kids will always need you. I’m in my mid-30s and I still need my parents (their advice, wisdom, comfort, etc.). 🙂

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    Antoinette
    February 21, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Awww. I totally get this. The babies grow up so fast. My kiddos are 14 and 16, unbelievable.

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    Louida
    February 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Wow, 2nd grade already!!! He is growing up fast! In August, I’ll have a 4th and 5th grader! OMG I got to start thinking about middle school, I’m not ready yet!!!!!! These kids need to slowwwww down!

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    Valerie Robinson
    February 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Aww, so sweet! These children really grow up so fast and it’s bittersweet. Love the photo!

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    Joanna
    February 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I don’t have kids, but I look at my niece and god daughter who will be 9 and 10 like “where did the time go?” They were just in pampers the other day. I’m wondering if I’d ever get to have that feeling for my own…

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    T. Espinoza
    February 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    So many tears. I cried when my kids started school this year. Oh, who am I kidding? I cry every year LOL

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