Wordful Wednesday-Evidence of Independence

If I’ve said it’s once, I’ve said it a million times:   my kidlets are growing up way too quickly.  Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s so nice to be done with the diapers and bottles and strollers and such, but at the same time……

I’m so not  ready to acknowledge the fact that my babies just aren’t babies anymore.  Any of them.  I guess my children will always be my “babies”, but these babies are getting independent and before I know it…..well, off they’ll fly.  And it’ll be wonderful, I’m sure.  But in the meantime, when I see evidence of this (notice that #5 lays out his clothes for school down to his under-ware and socks?) that so clearly shows they don’t need me as much as they used to, well, it makes me a bit sad.  You know, on the days when it doesn’t make me really, really happy.

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

Don’t forget to hop on over to my co-host Amanda’s place (Parenting By Dummies) to see what she has to be Wordful about today!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. 1
    Toni @ A Daily Dose
    Twitter: tonipatton

    Can #5 come teach my kids this !! 🙂

  2. 2
    Mrs. Weber says

    I said the same thing in my post, and I just have an 8 month old. I can’t imagine what I’ll feel when I’m in your spot a few years from now. P.S. You have one stylin’ kid – love the outfit!

  3. 3
    Runnermom-jen says

    You have taught them well!! Laying out their clothes for the next day! We do that as well, but my kids need nightly reminders. You should be so proud!!

  4. 4
    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Oh my goodness, these little snippets of independence just kill me! My oldest is 16 years old and he shaved for the first time next week and I literally cried. Like a big baby.
    Okay, so I really want them to grow up but watching it all unfold is a little sad sometimes…

  5. 5
    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    WOW! The only times we’ve been able to foster this kind of motivation have been when there’s a special school spirit day the next day…
    This is IMPRESSIVE!!!!

  6. 6
    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    Well I think that’s very organized and impressive of him! (But, yes, they DO grow up too fast!!!!)

  7. 7
    Twitter: projectalicia

    I’m right there with ya girl. Only mine aren’t as on the ball as #5. lol.

  8. 8
    Paula Kiger
    Twitter: biggreenpen

    You’re kidding me – some of them wear UNDERWEAR??!! I’ll have to share that epiphany with 11 year old DS. 🙂

  9. 9
    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie

    Mine is getting huge. I think his feet grew an entire size in the past two months.

  10. 10
    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    I will gladly send my mine, just until they are fully potty trained! =)

  11. 11
    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    Yeah that so should have said I will gladly send YOU mine….not my mine.

  12. 12
    Twitter: multiplemama

    Lady, you are fast! Got your comment before I even finished editing. 🙂 So glad to be here this week. But still holding on to my babies tight!

  13. 13
    Alison@Mama Wants This
    Twitter: MamaWantsThis

    He sure is organized! (I do the same thing and have been doing it since I was a kid too!)

  14. 14
    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    I haven’t chosen the clothes for Jellybean in several years. Friday is her last day of elementary school. It sounds so final…and grown up. :'(

  15. 15
    Stephanie @ The Blue Zoo says

    I can wear my oldests shoes. Thats when it hit me – he’s really big now!

  16. 16
    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
    Twitter: debmomof3

    Wow, he’s got it all together, huh! I’m with you on the bittersweet aspect of it all too though.

  17. 17
    Mommy's Paradise
    Twitter: mommysparadise

    Wow, that’s very unusual for a member of the male species ;-). Two thumbs up!!

  18. 18
    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    He still may need you to make sure the shoes go on the wright feet, LOL!
    Love how he lays out his clothes, literally!

  19. 19
    Terra Heck says

    I can totally relate. Up until just a few months ago, I picked out my boys’ clothes everyday (underwear and all). I had a system so I made sure they didn’t wear the same outfit too often or have mismatched clothes. Those days are now over. They’ve grown up to chose their own clothes. That’s not to mean I don’t still give my suggestions!

  20. 20

    It really does go by so fast! What a stylin’ kid!

  21. 21
    Dawn's Daily Life says

    Oooo, he does have some style! Isn’t motherhood a crazy ride? We want them to grow up, but not too much. Lately I have been wishing I could freeze time. My 9-year-old is getting too grown up for her own good, and I am not ready for her to edge closer to the teen years. Freeze! Freeze! Why can’t I freeze time? lol!

  22. 22
    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    How cute is it that he laid it all out like that? VERY!

  23. 23
    Sorta Southern Single Mom says

    I love how his underwear is between the clothes instead of on top, like mom would do it… you know, so they don’t forget to put on the new CLEAN pair! 🙂 I *hear* you… my kids are growing so fast, but it’s kind of nice too, like when they come downstairs and make their own bowl of cereal instead of waking me up for breakfast!

  24. 24
    Twitter: irishbymarriage

    Growing up, but good kids! Picking from a pile on the floor would be a different story! Momma’s influence is still there! = )

  25. 25
    Twitter: fourplusanangel

    Oh the little things that remind us that their not so little anymore. Love that he picks his clothes out down to the shoes!

  26. 26
    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Oh man, I can totally relate to this! I keep telling Princess Nagger to please stop growing – she tells me to stop blinking. Neither one seems to happen! 🙂

    Love how organized #5 is – can he teach PN some lessons? 😉

    WW: 2nd Grade “Like” Notes

  27. 27

    Now that is impressive. I kinda wish my son would do that.

  28. 28
    Twitter: NayNeeNoo

    It’s bittersweet, isn’t it? Every task they learn to do without you makes you proud but at the same time you want them to stop growing up!

  29. 29
    Twitter: MTDLBlog

    That’s better than me when I was a kid! I would search the laundry pile for clothes….the clean laundry pile….because the clothes rarely made it back into my closet or drawers. 🙂

  30. 30
    Susie's Homemade says

    Don’t you hate that! Stop growing up!!!

  31. 31
    Anti-Supermom says

    At least he knows how to dress himself and well!

    Thanks again for hosting!

  32. 32
    Ashley Sisk says

    I’m pretty impressed that your kids know how to lay out their clothes. I would probably get ready faster if I did that myself!

  33. 33
    RachelJoy says

    hahah my son does the same thing. Sometimes he even wants his underwear ironed…talk about high maintenance!

  34. 34

    I am linking up & your newest follower : )


  35. 35
    Teresha@ Marlie and Me
    Twitter: Mommy2Marlie

    He’s got great style…you get credit for that too! 🙂

  36. 36
    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen

    Wow, that is NICE. Sort of bittersweet though. 🙂

  37. 37
    Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket}
    Twitter: paciferpocket

    Oh my goodness, that is so organized!

  38. 38
    Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block
    Twitter: coolfamilyblog

    Awww, I’m sure that’s bittersweet. I’m looking forward to my daughter being potty trained and able to always feed herself and all of those things, but I’ll miss it when she won’t let me hold and snuggle her anymore. *Sigh* They really do grow up so fast.

  39. 39
    Tabitha Blue
    Twitter: tabithablue

    Ohhhh I wouldn’t be ready for that either!!

  40. 40
    C @ Kid Things
    Twitter: kidthingsnet

    I have to say that’s pretty awesome. My oldest is only 7, but I still have to pick out every aspect of what he wears. I say it’ll be nice when he does it himself, but I’m sure I’ll miss being needed in that regard when it comes.

  41. 41

    Ay yi yi! You have a baby that big? We started potty training in earnest this week with our 2.5 year old and I have SUCH mixed feelings. I almost said we should wait a while. Sure, I’m looking forward to no more diaper changes, but then – that’s it – my baby will officially be gone. (And we’re too old to have others, so he’s it.) Waaah!

  42. 42
    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    Mine’s not even potty-trained. That didn’t stop me from crying like a baby when he figured out he didn’t need me to rock him to sleep. Thrilled he sleeps through the night? YESSSSS. Wishing he needed me more? ALWAYS.

  43. 43
    Becky @ Accidental Southern Mama
    Twitter: AcdtnlSouthMama

    I’m not participating today, but just have to laugh ’cause my 7-yr old sets out her school clothes exactly the same way! It looks as though there could be a body inside the clothes! HILARIOUs!

  44. 44

    I get what you’re sayin! They do grow fast! Mine is 2.5 but he is SO much more independent than even a year ago! *Tear!

  45. 45
    Tough Cookie Mommy
    Twitter: toughcookiemom

    Thanks for hosting. I am now following and would love to add you to my blog followers too.

  46. 46
    Twitter: CarissaRogers

    AWESOME. I have a neat freak 10 year old. she lays out her clothes each night too. Plus she rooms with her NOT neat freak sister and it’s painful for each of them Every Single Day.

  47. 47
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    i love how everything is ready…
    but yes, i know what you mean about getting more independent…
    it is such a good thing, but oh so sad too!

  48. 48

    He lays out his clothes? Every day? Wow. I need a kid like that.

    Want to ‘borrow’ a couple of really needy kids to fill that void? I can arrange that…

  49. 49
    jennyleite says

    Wow, this is growing up. Mine still make me help them get dressed, I can’t even imagine the, picking out their own clothes LOL.