Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Octo-Mom Update and a New Phase of Life

So I know you're all waiting on the edge of your seats to find out how today went...

Well, I went off to Cami's graduation feeling a little differently about things than I had last night ( I think in large part due to all your thoughtful comments).

After evaluating exactly what it is that I hoped to accomplish by talking to her, I realized that my motives were less than pure.

As much as I did want closure and to help her to understand how "un-octo-mom-like" I really am, I also realized that I also really wanted her to know what a jerk she'd been and then to feel horribly guilty about it all. But, then again, she may have secretly enjoyed the fact that she got under my skin. Either way, guilty or smug, it didn't matter to me.

Chances are that in two weeks she probably will not even remember what it was that she said to me, while a confrontation initiated on my part would ensure that the whole situation would be emblazoned in her mind forever. I would be the oversensitive octo-mom you always have to walk on eggshells around.

And that is certainly not the result I'm after. I've got more important things to do....

like wondering when it was that I turned into a blubbering fool whenever my kids step through another rite of passage? Sniff. Sniff. Now I've got a high schooler, middle schooler, two elementary schoolers, and a preschooler.

It's getting harder to ignore the fact that my baby girl is quickly growing into such a talented, beautiful young woman.

And who would have thought that it would be so hard to find a stylish modest dress for an almost twelve-year-old? (Thanks Angela, for saving the day!)

Waaaaaa! Will someone hurry up and freeze time for me quick?!


Momma Nielson said...

I remember when I had a pre schooler, two in elementary, one in middle school, 2 in high school and one in college. Consider this your golden age--no one in diapers and no one behind the wheel. Blink and you'll miss it.

Lolli said...

Her dress is beautiful!!! Congrats! In a little over a year, I'll have one in high school, one in middle school, and 3 in elementary. Ugh!

Denise said...

Good for you Lara.

And OMGOSH!!! Cami is a beauty. I hope Glen's up the challenge of beating off the boys!!!

K said...

Congrats to Cami on her graduation. Still hard to believe they have elementary school graduation.

Charlene said...

You didn't need our help, you did fabulous!!
I didn't know they did elementary graduations? My oldest was glad to be done with elementary school and is looking forward to middle school!! and I am their with you with the crying!!!

Mirien said...

Twin families! This fall, I, too, will have one in high school, one in middle school, two in elementary, one in preschool (and one baby). It's a challenge to mother all stages and ages, isn't it? But I'm all for freezing time--it goes too fast!

Deanne said...

Cami is so beautiful and what a cute dress! Good luck in middle school!

Sandra said...

I know my oldest two are graduated and working, but still living at home. I was sad about them not being here all day. I can't imagine what the empty nest is going to be like, but I know it's going to be torture!!

Steve-Rosanna said...

Congrats Cami!! We are so proud of you.

We love the pix of you-especially in your new dress and with the rose.

Love, Grandpa-Grandma

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