This past weekend I observed several things that brought me to one conclusion...I have crossed over into being "old." I experienced 3 things that brought me to this conclusion!
First, I quickly realized that the comment, "you look good, FOR HAVING 3 KIDS," is meant to be a compliment!
Second, I remember in college I thought the athletes on campus were so cute (so cute that I ended up marrying one, hehe). Well, Saturday when the football players came over to the sidelines and took off their helments I looked in amazement! They looked like they were barely old enough to drive! They were big, but they had baby faces (don't get me wrong, some looked like grown men). But, they looked so young and I immediately realized I was getting older!!!!
Lastly, I realized I was still in style...kind of. I saw several of the college girls wearing 3 specific articles of clothing that I own!!!!!!!! The only difference is....I bought them to be shirts and they WERE WEARING THEM AS DRESSES!!!!! They did not take into account the wind, or bending over!!! I could not believe how short some these dresses/shorts/skirts were!!! I'm pretty sure the cheerleaders skirts were longer than some of these dresses!! I wanted to pass out Monkey Bar Buddies while tailgating!!! ...getting older!!!
As a mom to 3 daughters, these observations were a little overwhelming. And, it was even more overwhelming....to Brad!!!!!! I saw him watch a girl walk across the parking lot and he turned to me with big eyes, shaking his head and said, "our girls are not coming here. They will live at home and commute." I'm sure all parents have said that at one time or another!!! I know this is all quite a ways away, but we hear all too often that it will be here before you know it.
I say all this to be funny, but it was a reality check and a reminder of the world we live in!!!!
I just keep repeating to myself, "Train up a child in way they should go..." And, we cling to the fact that Laci, Megan and Brynn are first the Lord's and He can watch over them and protect them better than Brad and I ever could!
And, yes, I have invested in Monkey Bar Buddies for Laci and Megan!