It’s happening, my kids are growing up. There is no way to stop it, no way to reverse it. My children’s younger years are starting to disappear. The only plan I have is to evolve with them.
Change is uncertain, and sometimes I fear it. I fear my children, as they get older, will love me less. I fear that with the new marked independence, that only age can bring, my children will start to lose that wonderful naive innocence about them. Today, I choose to embrace fear.
My son learned in one day flat, how to ride his bike without training wheels. The expression on his face speaks a thousand words. My daughter chasing my son down the street, speaks another thousand. I almost cried when he took off speeding down the street. I almost cried when my daughter started screaming “me too, me too!” Gone are the days of training wheels that kept his bike in balance, ensuring that he won’t fall off so easily. Gone are the days that my daughter can keep up with my son, which always leaves her feeling left out.
My son has crashed his bike five times since that day. Each time, I almost cried. The last time got me thinking that I am really not sharing as much as I could with my readers. Writing a frugal living blog really limits me to how much I can share, and I don’t like limitations.
As my children embark on their new-found growing up, I figured I should follow on my own path. Maybe it’s time for The Savings Momma to evolve, to include all that I have to share. It certainly doesn’t make sense to write about children, marriage, and deep discussions about life on a frugal living blog, does it?
So while I wait to hear back from my blog designer, as I still grapple with my children growing up in a split second, I will leave you with this: I will always be a frugalista, this will never change. I am creating a new blog in which I can share everything I have always wanted to share, a blog that all women can relate too. My dream is to eventually merge the two blogs, which is what can be said for my life. Merge the frugal blog into my life blog, just as I would merge my frugal life to all the rest of it.
I am so excited and have so much to share, and I really hope you read both blogs until I decide to merge them. Until then, please tell me- in what ways are you handling your child(ren) growing up? This Momma could use some advice and encouraging words of comfort :/