Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who called?!?!

On Wednesday, while I was brushing Pi's hair, I had a revelation of sorts. I guess its not actually a revelation, since its obvious to most people, but to me it was pretty big. It dawned on me that I wouldn't be brushing her hair forever. One day, and probably too soon for my taste, she'll be grabbing the brush from me and doing it by herself.

I know it shouldn't seem like such a big deal, but its something I take for granted...that she needs me. Even beyond just needing me, she still wants me to do things like this for her. I know she's growing up and that one day she'll go to college, move out, and maybe get married. I've been so busy preparing myself for the big things, that I neglected to realize all of the little things I'd miss too, like brushing her hair. Or hearing her sing America the Beautiful in the shower (really, she does this).


At 8, she's already wildly independent and there are some things she won't let me do for her anymore. She doesn't let me pick out her clothes or make a sandwich for her anymore (she says she makes it better than I do, lol). She doesn't cuddle with me nearly as much as she did when she was 5. Sigh, my baby is growing up.

To bring that point crashing home to me, she got her first phone call from a boy this week. A boy! On the phone! For her! Holy friggin cow.!! Pick me up off the floor someone. My husband repeatedly said he wasn't ready for this yet. Hello! Me either! Pi ran off to her room to have her conversation in private and then roller her eyes at me when I told her it was time to hang up over a half hour later. That boy called again the next day. This time, Pi locked herself in the bathroom, while I did my best to eavesdrop. All I could gather was a lot of giggling. After both calls ended, she was gushing and giggling and blushing. Lord, help me! I'm too young to have a kid with a crush.

This is a whole new stage for me to process. I'm not quite sure how to handle her growing up so fast without being an emotional, gushy mess. Is it too much to ask her if I can go to college with her?


Sigh!

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I would have freaked out too! That's pretty young for a boy to be calling.

Lesalicious said...

Oh wow. I can picture all that in my head and don't even like that picture. Already Pi is totally growing up. Oh wow shoot let me go tell Nesa now that boys are YUCKY lol. :)

Mimi said...

Sigh...I guess girls get independent earlier. Nevertheless, it happens and we're not ready for it.

Bezzie said...

Heehee, well as a mother of a boy who's a year younger than Pi, I would have been just a mess if he started calling girls next year!

CraftyAshley said...

Wholly Smokes! I don't want my kids to grow up. I don't think my hubby would handle it very well. He is so nervous about our girls growing up. So good luck!

Caroline said...

Welcome to my world! I have a 15 year old duaghter and I hear ya and all your concerns! I too, miss all the cuddling and hairbrushing, but there are some other benefits about having a duaghter grow up....a companion! A friend! A shopping buddy! Someone to watch "Project Runway" with! We get along so well on most topics! (Boys non-withstanding!) Good Luck!

Riohnna said...

GGAAHHHH!!! Now you got me bawling! I must now run to go get Marvyn out of papa's lap and hoard him to myself!!!!

Laura said...

Doing my Bethany's hair is a daily battle. She hates getting her hair done. It takes me 10-15 minutes just to get it into a ponytail, and a good 20-25 minutes to comb it out and brush it after I wash it. It takes her hairstylist an hour and a a half to cut it and blow dry/flat iron it straight. I'm so looking forward to the day she do her own hair! : {

Wow, though - a phone call from a boy at 8?! That is young, although I wouldn't worry about it too much. Kids that age get just get little "puppy love" crushes.

Now, dating is something I don't look forward for either of my kids! My Dominic already has ladies "hitting" on him - a couple of teenage girls have commented that if Dominic were 15 years old they'd go out with him, ha, ha!

Katrina said...

Oh my, I can't be of any help to you. I am sooo not ready for that. My kids are so young but I don't think I'll ever be prepared for that. You know it's coming but it's a scary thought. My plan is to keep my kids sooo busy that they won't have time for all the girl/guy stuff. Think it will work? Probably not!!!