Friday, June 22, 2012

Has it really been a decade?

One.  You wore a hula skirt. 


Two. You smiled and tried to flirt.

 Three. A princess.

Four. So glam.

Five, six, seven, eight, nine

…and then.

…the years kept going…

…you were ten.


How can these years be gone so fast?

How can I make your childhood last?

I thought my kids grew up too fast!

I blink…

I imagine you graduating…

Trying not to blink…

…is so frustrating.

Acceptance is supposed to come with age.

Has it really been a decade?

I close my eyes.

I remember it all.

One. You wore a hula skirt.

Two. You smiled and tried to flirt.

This little rhyme is linked with Saturday Centus number 111.   The prompt is in bold.   To read other uses of this prompt, just click here.

And, yes.   Our oldest Grandlittle. 

Just.

Turned.

Ten.

Still in shock here.

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24 comments:

Jojo said...

Reading your post I started humming a song I remembered from my childhood.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTL-fwRsEdc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Happy Birthday to the young lady!

Theresa said...

Happy Happy Birthday and yes, the years fly by WAY toooooo fast! Enjoying each day is the only thing that works for me:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

TEN?? Oh my! I thought it was a fast first year of Tiger's life....grab on to all those moments! Hugs, Linda

Jeanie said...

Aww...I know how you are feeling. My oldest granddaughter turned 10 in May. It is so fun to watch them grow up, but I wish they didn't have to do it so fast.

Judie said...

I can certainly relate to this after vacationing with two of my sons and their children. We have seen so little of Jeff's daughter, Laurel Ann, and now she is turning 13. The twins remembered us from Christmas and both were thrilled to see "Granddaddy" because they thought he brought the golf cart with him! Hahahaha!!

kaykuala said...

Happy birthday! A decade and it went that fast! I can relate to that. You can hug them now and appreciate their companionship. Once they go to boarding school at whatever age you would have lost them. They then leave the nest,get married and gone! Nice take Jenny!

Hank

ImagiMeri said...

Thank you for letting me share some time with those lovelies of yours over the years. My youngest just cried out "where did my childhood go?" She's turning 17 in January!!!!

I love you, and miss you.

Hugs,
Meri

Pondside said...

That was sweet!
I don't know why, but you're right about how much faster time flies when one has grandchildren!

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ said...

A fantastic rhyme that fits so well with the prompt!

Viki said...

Beautifully written. Time goes by so fast.

Jo said...

that was so wonderful Jenny! and time just keeps flying by at warp speed!

Ms. A said...

How I can relate. I thought my own kids grew up fast, but the grandkids seems to be doing it even faster.

Please wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY, from me!

Terra said...

oh me oh my what a lot of time passes by! Cherish it, hold it, love it...I am getting ready to celebrate 12 years with Lauren next week and I just can't believe it!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

It seems like once they start school the time really flies.

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Birthday to her! You can add this blog post to the list of great memories of your lives.

Kids growing up is such a bittersweet thing. The older they get, the more we realize that they really do belong to the world and not to us...
Great post Jenny!

anitamombanita said...

how sweet. I love what you did with the prompt!!

bluegrassnotes said...

Very touching --time does fly, even without children...

H said...

Happy birthday eldest grandlittle :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jenny, what a cute poem for a cute little girl. I know she will treasure this poem you dedicated to her 10th b'day. They DO grow up so fast! Thanks for hosting Sat. Centus (except maybe not this week's, since I found your prompt SO difficult)! Have a great weekend. laurie

letscutthecrap said...

Love the poem and the word 'grandlittle'. Can I steal it.

Yes, time flies. And how it flies.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my goodness....how does time fly like that? NOT fair.
But look at her...so cute even when not wearing her hula skirt! :)

Jennifer said...

this was so cute :D

Sue said...

Great poem, Jenny. And you're right; it IS shocking. Jeremiah turns 11 this year, and I can't quite wrap my brain around that!

=)