This blog is, after all, about raising these Steppe Sisters of mine.
And after three VERY long
But they didn't come home as little kids.
They came home a foot taller, acting like pre-teens, and still arguing like 4 year olds.
It's gonna take me awhile to get back in Mommy mode.
First thing Friday, I took Alex to get her physical for cheerleading.
She seemed so grown up at the doctor's office....I didn't like that.
But I really had a rude awakening when the doctor asked me if she had started her period yet.
Ummm, do what?!
My baby is too young for that, shut your mouth doctor!
And then I started to freak out.
Isn't 5th grade too young?
I most certainly wasn't that young....
So I did what any girl would do.
I text my friends to ask them when they started.
And of course, one of them answered 5th grade.
Holy cow again.
I'm not ready for that.
I'm not ready for girls that are growing up.
Of course I will love it for them to mature just a tiny bit so that I don't have to play referee on a daily basis. But I'm not THAT ready.
I'm pretty sure FH isn't ready to live with 3 hormonal women either.
So after that question and my mini freakout, the doc continued the physical.
It was all fine and dandy until she told me she had a list of questions that she asks all athletes.
Go for it Doc.
First up, do you ever feel sad, lonely, or depressed?
A said "sad, sometimes" and my mouth dropped to the ground.
What?! That can't be.
Please note, I later asked her why she answered this way and she said she feels sad when bad things happen, like recently when our cousin died in a car wreck.
Ok, I'll take that. Everyone gets sad when sad stuff happens.
Next up, have you ever tried drugs or alcohol?
She immediately looked and me and tried not to laugh.
I mean, she is 10 after all so she found this question pretty funny.
And finally, have you taken any performane enhancing drugs?
Really? Do you really think my 10 year old is shooting up some steroids for cheerleading?
This one kind of made me laugh...and obviously A had no idea what it meant.
To sum it up, physicals are interesting....and eye-opening.
The rest of the weekend included way too many "adult-like" questions.
Including, but not limited to, comments such as It's not fair that boys don't have a period, but girls do.
I couldn't agree more.
And 5th grade starts this week.
I'm just not ready for it.
I'm in denial that my babies are growing up.
I'm also in that stage of feeling bad for everything I put my Mom through while I was a teenager.
It's horrible knowing that you can do your absolute best raising them, but the rest is up to them.
You just have to trust that you raised them well enough to resist peer pressure, to make good decisions, and to stay away from boys until they are done with college.
I'm seriously considering locking them in the house until they are 20.
Don't worry, I'll let them have
And just so you know, they left yesterday for one final min-vacation before school starts on Friday.
They will be back home for good on Wednesday though and ready to take on the school year.
I don't want summer time to end, but I'm excited for all that is to come with these big kids this year.
Just a few pickles for you, Mom.
Please note, K&A hardly ever take normal, smiling pics. They are GOOFY.
Cheers to a great summer.....and school starting means we are getting that much closer to little brother joining the group.
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