Time flies when you’re a parent

I opened my eyes this morning and realized that Halloween is already nearly 2 weeks past… how the hell did that happen? I remember getting costumes together, dressing up for work, decorating the house, and carving a few pumpkins. But that seems ages ago. Then there’s the huge bowl of candy in the corner of the kitchen… calling out my name every minute… “Shut up over there! Can’t you see I’m trying to ignore you?” Damn candy can’t keep its mouth shut.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Our version of Veteran’s Day if you’re from south of our borders. No school, no work (for me anyway), which means I actually have time to ponder stuff in the morning rather than spending all my mental energy keeping everyone on schedule and the morning crazy train on the tracks.

Anyway, there’s lots of Remembrance Day stuff here if you want to read more about it, that’s not actually what I’m writing about today.

It feels strange to suddenly have a day off in the middle of the week. Normal five days on, two days off, two days on, one day off, two days on, two days off, and back to normal with five days on… Just weird. It’s like some time acceleration where 2 weeks pass in the amount of time where only 1 week normally passes.

Blink once, twice.

BAM – they’re teenagers! Okay, so mine aren’t teenagers yet, I’ve only blinked once and now they’re both in school (no more daycare yay!). I have to hold off on the second blink until I’m ready for the teen years.

I think I’d be more okay with time flying by if it didn’t mean that somehow I’m aging extra fast too.

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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One Response to Time flies when you’re a parent

  1. My kids have aged but I haven’t…..yet. They are 35 and 32. Yikes, where has the time gone? I’m just glad I’m not “old.”

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