Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IWSG: Growing Up

It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for another round of the Insecure Writers Support Group! Can you believe that Alex J. Cavanaugh has been hosting for two years? Talk about awesome!



This month I'm taking a little break from my insecurities (they're still there, especially in the middle of Pitch Madness) to talk about something else entirely.

Today is my baby's 1st birthday.
  


I'm pretty sure I'm not going to have any more children so it's really sad to think that the last baby in my house is now turning into a toddler.

I can hardly believe I'm old enough to have three kids, much less three kids which are growing without my permission.

Today I'm going to step away from the computer and squeeze my youngest as hard as I can, because he's growing up way too fast.



Do you ever wish time would just slow down?

30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday to your little guy! He is a cutie. Go spend the day with him.

Annalisa Crawford said...

So gorgeous. As the mother to a 14 and 9 year old, the answer to your question is yes, very much! But on the other hand, it's so much fun watching the men they'll turn into start to emerge.

Elise Fallson said...

Oh how cute! Happy Birthday little man! Have a wonderful time and enjoy these precious moments. (:

M.L. Swift said...

Time FLIES. I know as writers we should avoid cliches, but seriously, where do the years go?

Cute kids. And yes, they will grow up without your permission. And do a lot of other things, too.

Happy first birthday to your boy.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Pk Hrezo said...

Aw, happy bday to your precious! I tell ya, time truly flies. Mine are in 2nd and 3rd grade. I really love the stage they're in tho.
Nothing, not even writing, can take the place of those precious baby moments. Cherish, cherish, cherish!

Sarah said...

I can't believe he's already a year old! Time flies.

I know what you mean. My five-year-old just started school, and she's my last. It is so sad, and really makes me feel my age.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute! Have fun today!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute! Have fun today!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Aww, such a cutie! Yeah, I look at my one and only child growing up so fast, and it makes my heart hurt.

David P. King said...

"much less three kids which are growing without my permission."

I know, right? If I had known about that little clause ... ah, who am I kidd'n. Everyone grows, but at least we can capture a glimpse of the past with cameras and stuff and watch our kids as kids whenever we like. :)

Julie Luek said...

OH such a sweet little face he has! So cute.

Yeah I kind of have this tug-and-pull with my thoughts on time. On one hand I have a son graduated from college and a daughter in her senior year in high school, and wonder how did they become adults so very quickly. My mama's heart gets sad.

On the other, I know that a new phase in life is on the horizon and I'm so excited to see what that may be.

ilima said...

Happy birthday baby! He's adorable. Just this morning I sat down at the table for breakfast and glanced at my kids, wondering, when the heck did they get so big? Sigh. Enjoy your babies because they grow too fast!

Rena said...

About time speeding by:

You know that anxiety dream where you've missed the final exam for a class? Yeah, that was my twenties, just in real life. One day I was sitting in the car counting my blessings as it were and I got to the end of my list and thought, "not bad for 23. Wait, 23? that's not right." I counted it out. I was three years off! I was floored. So yeah. I get that feeling.

Charlie Holmberg said...

Such a cute kid! Happy birthday to him!

Time is going rather slow for me atm...

And don't worry. Soon enough you'll be begging to be an empty nester. ;)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Awww! Happy birthday. How can it have been a year?

Shallee said...

So adorable. Happy brithday to him! But yes, sometimes I wish time would slow down. And others I wish it would speed up!

Mark Noce said...

Wonderful to hear about your little one:) My son turns 1 in December...looks like they're not that far apart in age:)

Brandon Ax said...

Too cute. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope you have a great time with your little guy.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Happy B'day little guy! Zero kids on my side but I can appreciate children just the same. Congrats on three kids.

S.K. Anthony said...

How adorable!!! Happy 1st Birthday lil man ;)

S.P. Bowers said...

Yes I wish time would slow down. But sometimes I wish it would speed up.

Happy birthday to your baby!

J E Oneil said...

Oh, he's so cute. What a smile! It looks like he enjoyed his birthday cake there :)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Just wait until they are over twenty and you long to pick them up and hold them, but you can't. Check out a book called Love You Forever by Canadian author Robert Munch!

John Wiswell said...

Ever since that lung infection I've had deep fantasies of time slowing down. Specifically of it slowing only for me, so I can catch up on all those able-bodied writers around me!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Adorable. Happy belated.

Rachel McClellan said...

This must be the picture Gap used on the cover of their catalog. Seriously cute!

Nicole said...

I pretty much always want time to slow down. ;) Happy Birthday to your little one and enjoy those hugs!

Heather Holden said...

Aww, happy (belated) birthday to your youngest! I totally know what you mean about time. I'm always wishing it'd slow down, too!

michelle said...

Awwwww! He has the cutest face! (Just like his mommy)
Writer In Transit

Cortney Pearson said...

How cute!! He is really adorable. Happy Birthday to the little guy! And I know what you mean--where does the time go?