Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Daughters

There's something about the word "daughters" that makes me feel old.  Maybe it makes me feel like my mom ... and well, she's older than me.

It reminds me of parent conferences; when I was a teacher talking to my students' parents ... about their daughters (and sons).  And the vast majority of them were older than me, especially early in my career.

I am a daughter.  Have been for 35 years.  I remember as a young girl thinking that my mom - heck, anyone's mom - was old ... perspective is a crazy thing, huh?

I often refer to my daughters as my babies or my girls. When someone points out that I have two daughters, I just feel old.

I guess the word daughter makes me realize that someday my two baby girls are going to be grown women ... perhaps moms themselves with daughters of their own.

And then I will be really old!

Regardless of my age - or how old I feel, I have two beautiful daughters ...


... and that is a wonderful thing!

7 comments:

Ali said...

That feeling of being old and "growing" up totally sets in when you get together with your friends whom you party-hardyed (sp?) with and you all have kids! Crazy!!!

singedwingangel said...

OH I feel ya and I am 40.. it really sets in when you realize your nieces and nephews are now giving you GREAT nieces and nephews lol..

Margaret said...

They are both so cute! I can't believe how pretty your girls are!

Chi-town momma said...

I dont' feel old when I think about the fact that I have two kids, I feel old when I look at the wrinkles that have appeared since having two kids!

Lisa said...

Daughters are so very precious....even when they grow up and we get old...er.

Epiphius said...

I prefer girls or kids too! Daughters is just more intimate too. The song just drives it home for me. John Mayer's song that is!

Jaime said...

I LOVE that last pic of your daughters :). Both of their expressions are priceless! FRAMER!

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