Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The End of an Era

Ever since Tait learned to talk, she has called Mary Emma "Sissy." I loved it. It was her cute little affectionate word for her sister whom she idolized.

Then she grew up a little and started calling her "Sissy Emma." I loved that even more. It was precious. When she would say it, people would ooo and aahhhh and talk about the wonderfulness of sisters and I would smile and beam and be oh so proud.

Then about 3 days ago, Tait stopped calling her "Sissy Emma." Cold turkey. She now calls her "Mary Emma" just like the rest of us. I thought I would be happy. I thought I would think the sound of her sister's name coming out of her sweet little mouth would make me smile.

What I really wanted to do was curl up in a ball and close the windows and stop time because MY BABIES ARE GROWING UP!

Clearly, I'm handling it just fine.

And to top if all off, Mary Emma asked if she could wear deodorant. She just turned 7.

Then we were riding in the car today and I turned on an Elmo video for Tait and Camille. Guess what? They were bored.

I don't think I'm ready for this. Can they please just stay little forever? Before you know it, I'll be dealing with bras and boyfriends and lipgloss and obsessing over hair.....

Unless I can figure out that stopping time thing.

10 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I felt the same way with my neices adn nephews. They all called me Sissa to... for Melissa... they jsut couldn't say it. But now... none of them. They have grown up enough to know how to say it. :(

Queen B said...

It happens so fast. My ten year old just asked me if she can shave her legs...

Beachy Mimi said...

It happens so fast to all of us. Just take a deep breath and try to enjoy each stage they whiz through.

Robin said...

That is so sweet..My three girls are grown and I miss stuff like that, but grandchildren are the biggest blessing..Our little Mary Fuller and Brooks are the icing on the cake !

RR Mama said...

When my three year old would say his middle name he always said Chicken, his middle name is Christian. Well the other day he said Christian when I asked him what his name was. I was so sad. I then corrected him back to say chicken.

pinkmommy said...

Please let me know if you figure it out.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I laughed outloud with the whole deodorant comment! What a hoot! Girls are fun...I've only got one...three must be a real barrel of monkey!!

Natasha said...

I am usually in denial about my neice and nephews growing up, at least you are picking up on it! You are officially ahead of the game.

Cathy Davis said...

Before you know it, they'll be saying, "Can I drive?" :-( That's where I am now...

I'm in Birmingham too. Would you email me so we can chit chat before Siesta Fiesta SA time??? :-)!!

cathydavis2005@yahoo.com

Kelsey said...

They grow so fast!