I made a time machine!

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It’s called a blog 😉

I was just reading through my old Blogspot blog and came across this post, which I had to share.

It all happened yesterday…

Do you remember in school, being given a few words to start your story? You know, like, It started like any other ordinary day. Well, that’s how my title feels. It all happened yesterday.

Yesterday we were working out how long it was until Sam turns 7. Then came the natural progression of Tyson saying, well, then we’re waiting for me to turn 10 after that. 2 things hit me fair and square in my gut. Ok, maybe Sam was going to turn 7, but that only gives me 12 months to perfect the time-freeze machine, because there is no way my baby is turning 8…. and it was while I was thinking about that, that what Tyson said had sunk in. HE-WILL-BE-TEN-NEXT-YEAR. Double digits. The big 1-0.


I’m not ready for THAT. He’s heading fair and square into pre-teenagerhood. And suddenly I look at him and realise that he’s nearly up to my shoulder. *skip* swears he’ll be taller than me well before he turns 13.

When did all this happen anyway? When did I fall asleep, like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, only to awake and discover that my castle had grown up around me? I don’t remember letting this happen. I’m certainly not ready for it. I can actually remember (sort-of) that feeling of turning 10, and it’s a pretty major feeling.

So often I get comments that people don’t believe that I have kids that age, and I must have started young. No, and no. I don’t have kids that age… my kids are still just little, aren’t they? And no, 21 and 23 isn’t young. But hang on a minute. That means that Tyson could have his own kids in 8 years. Suddenly 21 is so very young. But if 10 is OLD and 21 is YOUNG, how do we work this out? All I can think of is that we need some extra years in there…. make 10 and a half last for a whole year.

And of course, the relevance of this is that Tyson will be 13 this week. He had a High School visit yesterday, we have all sorts of paperwork and interviews to organise for his continued schooling and it’s still just a little overwhelming. Teenage. Although he ISN’T taller than me. Yet. But it will happen, I’m sure!
Anyway, I just had to record this in my little time machine, so that when he turns 18 or something, I’ll have some understanding of the crazy feeling that brings. And no, I don’t feel old still. I’m still confused by that!

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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2 Responses

  1. Tania

    Great post Cassie! It’s amazing how fast they grow up. I love having my blog as a reminder, I just may go back and read some of my old stuff.

  2. Kim Jensen

    I know what you mean. Matthew is 11 and starts middle school this fall, and it just seems like it can’t possibly be. I took the kids to an event at school last week and one of Matthew’s little kindergarten friends was in line in front of him, and I just could believe how little he looked, and how gigantic my kids were in comparison. It just all goes so quickly! How can my kids have grown so much, when I haven’t changed a bit? 😉

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