Just a quick update before I revisit this topic… The Powerpuff Girls are coming back!! WOOHOO!!! Well, at least for a feature film, but that’s good enough for this household of Townsville fans!
I’m not sure where I was.. perhaps buying a baby shower gift (don’t get too many of those invites anymore) or maybe even a birthday present. But as I was walking thru the aisles of “little” toys and clothes, it suddenly hit me.
There are a lot of things that I miss now that my girls are older.
I miss Nick Jr, Boomerang and The Goodnight Show. I miss the Powerpuff Girls. I miss Blues Clues and I miss Dora (say “Seriously”!). Now I have to endure “regular” Nickelodeon which means iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place and Victorious. Although in another 5 years, I may miss them, too. (update – I do.. they’re all gone now, too)
I miss the fact that gift requests at Christmas and birthdays were actually things and not something that could be slid thru a card reader or folded in ones wallet. (What’s next – birthday gift registry?)
I miss having lunch with my oldest. We have lunch at least once a month with the younger 2 but now that M is in middle school, it’s no-go for family lunch. I can bring her something to eat, but “I’ll just meet you at the door”. (and now it’s two of them.. I’ve only got Cassie left to have lunch with..)
I miss the fact that I could buy an entire wardrobe and be met with squeals of delight at the new clothes… didn’t matter if they were from a consignment sale or eBay… they were NEW!! Now, between guessing sizes and what’s in/out, no way would I even try.
I miss the fact that the easiest way to avoid a mean girl was to.. well…avoid her. No playdates, different park, etc.
All that being said — there are plenty of things that I don’t miss such as diapers, strollers, needing 2 cars to travel because of all the crap and the sleepless nights.
I’ve always prided myself in appreciating and relishing every phase of the girls lives. Yes, there were certain ones that I wished away but I always knew that I would come to the point where I would wish something back.
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