Trust me, kids grow up in fast forward


When my children were younger I would, quite frankly, roll my eyes at the older people who would say as if imparting the sagest of wisdom “enjoy them now, they’ll be grown in the blink of an eye.”
It seemed impossible, you see. I could no more imagine the chubby pre-verbal toddler boy, or squirming pink bundle of baby girl who I loved to distraction, growing up and, well, away from me than I could envision the sky suddenly dropping smack down upon my head.
It’s not that I doubted that the possibility existed. Anything is possible really, if you think about it. It’s just that it seemed so


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Warm, witty and just a wee bit warped, Kymberly Foster Seabolt is a native of Kent, Ohio, who survived childhood exposure to disco and grew up to marry and move to the country. Her column weaves her special brand of humor with poignant, entertaining, and honest portrayals of parenting, marriage, and real life. She currently lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and numerous dust bunnies who wish to remain nameless.