The things that will never make it in the baby books and other musings from a stay at home mom

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Wishing your life away must be an inherited trait

Julia's unbridled enthusiasm about her upcoming birthday and the eagerness with which she is counting down the last few days until she turns 4 are, as always, fun to watch. But our endless discussions about the topic have taken a surprising turn in the past few days, and it is beginning to appear that I have been way off base in my estimation of the value of a fourth birthday.

The fact that she will soon be having an exciting birthday party? Ho hum... she's at a birthday party every weekend anyway. The fact that she will be receiving yet another round of wonderful gifts? That's nice... but she's already got great toys. The fact that she will be a whole year older? Eh... just a number, really. No, apparently the reason Julia can't wait for her birthday is that once she's 4, there will only be nine more years until she becomes a teenager.

God help me.


At 5:27 PM, Blogger Steph said...

Yeah, you're definitely in trouble.

Although, doesn't Julia have an older cousin in the teen years (or close)? Maybe she just wants to be like her big cousin? I know that M is always asking how many more years until she is as old as her big cousins and her older friend down the street.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Kristy said...

I'm afraid you might already have a teenager on your hands. I know I do. Maybe in nine years, they'll find it to be "old hat"...please?!

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

See?! Little girls! They scare me! Mine is about to turn 3 and though she isn't capable yet of thinking towards the teen years, her favorite "game" right now is walking around the house telling me everything she is going to "do" (touch outlets, get knives from drawers) when she is a "drown-up". EEK! Happy Almost Birthday, Julia? EEK!

At 1:51 AM, Blogger Rosemary said...

My "baby" just turned 20 and she's blue because now it's official, she's not a kid anymore.

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Dana said...

Oh yikes. Been there. So been there. But, perhaps Julia will be like Danielle and the mystique will wear off when she turns 6. Danielle at 8 doesn't seem quite so concerned about being a teenager as Danielle at 4. There's hope. Faint. But hope.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Lisa(lildaus) said...

Ohhhhh, I find it painful to think that far ahead.

Happy birthday to Julia.... her birthdate, as you know, is a big day at our house, too!!!




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