Wish TechnoBoy and The Mercenary a Happy Birthday

birthday candles sticking out of cake

Well, it’s official. I’ve been a mother for ten years now.

Ten.

Years.

It’s difficult to wrap my mind around that, and yet I know the next ten years will go even faster. I see parents of teens around the neighborhood and wonder if they’re enjoying their kids to the fullest. Are they aware of how quickly time is passing? I find myself even more resolved to build close relationships with the boys so that when they’re far away physically we’ll still be tied with heartstrings.

So how about you? Is the time just flying with your children, or is it crawling? What can you do about that?

And while you’re here, how about wishing the boys a happy birthday? They’re about to go to the dentist shortly and they’re a little irritated with me for scheduling such a mundane thing on such a special day. Whoops. I wasn’t paying attention to the date. Perhaps enough good wishes will get me out of the doghouse. πŸ™‚

Earnest Parenting: help a mom out, wish them a happy birthday, won’t you?

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) May 21, 2008, 12:20 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS!!!! We need to get together this summer. πŸ™‚

    Have fun today!

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  • Yvonne Russell May 21, 2008, 6:44 pm

    Enjoy your birthday, boys. Happy day!

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  • Wendy May 22, 2008, 8:53 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENTLEMEN!!! Congratulations on hitting double digits!!!

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  • Wendy May 22, 2008, 9:04 am

    Amy,
    The years seem to be in fast forward in my neck of the woods. This morning I was recalling my son’s first day of preschool. When I told him I had to leave, he said, “It’s ok, Mom. I’ll just read until you come and get me.” As I was driving away, “Forever Young” came on the radio, and I had to pull over because I started crying. Last night I was nagging him about getting started on his homework. He replied, “It’s ok, Mom. I just have some reading to do.” This his last full week of high school. It will be ok…as long as I keep the radio off.
    It went by way too fast. I love the man he’s becoming, but I’d give my eye teeth to hold the boy he was, just one more time.

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  • PreSchool Mama May 22, 2008, 10:33 am

    Happy birthday, Technoboy and Mercenary!

    I’ve really begun to feel how fast my son seems to be growing up since he turned 7 last September. Suddenly, he has an opinion on everything (gasp), and has a big circle of friends of his own (none of who are family, or my friend’s kids). Sigh.

    Your post reminded me of how important it is to seize these moments.

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  • Crissy May 22, 2008, 2:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Boys. I hope you have fun even with the dentist apppointment.
    Yes time is flying by. It seems like just yesterday I had two babies and now they will both be going to school full time next year. My where has time gone.

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  • Amy May 22, 2008, 11:24 pm

    The boys say “Thank you!” to everyone who wished them a happy day. Celebrations will be extended over several days so they’ll be enjoying this for a while.

    And Wendy? You made me cry while the lyrics of “Forever Young” ran through my head. I’ll be thinking of you this week as school finishes up.

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  • Mike H. May 23, 2008, 1:01 am

    Techno Boy and Mercenary.
    You’re no match for Slacker Dad (That’s me). Your superpowers are no match for me. But Happy Birthday.

    EarnestOne. This blog redo is topnotch. One of the best I’ve seen. Wow!

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  • Debt Free or Bust - Sherri May 26, 2008, 11:50 am

    Happy birthday, boys!

    And welcome to the tween years, Mom! They grow up too fast no matter what. My baby is 13 now. It was only yesterday I was chasing him down to change his diapers.

    Sherri

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  • Amy May 27, 2008, 12:33 am

    Mike, Awwww thanks for the compliment! I’m pleased with how things turned out. And the boys say thanks for the birthday wishes.

    Sherri, thanks to you too! You are so right, time is just going faster and faster. If you figure out a way to slow it down, let me know.

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