Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Can I Have An Eleven Year Old??

Yesterday my oldest turned Eleven..E..LEV..EN!! OK So it's not like he is 18, but I'm sure that will happen like it's tomorrow. I'm not even thirty and I have an eleven year old! Can you tell I am still trying to comprehend this.


I have said MANY of times how fast it goes, Blah blah blah... but really I remember as clear as yesterday being afraid of even touching this fragile 6lb 1oz, little bundle of joy, and here we are eleven years later in those tween years ( Does it really get worst!) With a more then growing boy, who thinks he is too smart for his own good. Simply amazing!



My oldest brother and I are ten years apart, I remember thinking how crazy my Mom was to wait until I was "independent" to a point, to have more children. I also thought it was crazy us being ten years apart and said I myself would NEVER have a ten year span between children. Of course I don't, my kids are all about 19mths to 3 years apart in space between them. From my oldest to youngest there is a seven year difference though.



The reason this got me thinking was (Disclaimer: Relax Mom, if your reading this I'm not saying I'm having more) again I'm not even thirty, I am plenty young enough for more children. Yet if I got pregnant tomorrow when that child was 11 my oldest would be 22! I'm not sure about this, coming from having a span of 10 years between my oldest brother and a 12 year difference between myself and youngest brother. I love them to death but think we could have been closer, if we would have been closer in age...right??? IDK

What is your ideal  space between children? What are your thoughts on space between multiple children. I mean a eleven year difference between my oldest and a "new" baby would only be a 4yr difference between my daughter and baby......

5 comments:

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YIKES! 11!! My son is turning one on sunday and I tear up just thinking about it. No idea what I'll do when he's like...big!

The ideal age gap for me is two years, but I don't want my children to be more than five years apart. I think over 5 is too much...

Denise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It definitely goes by way too fast. Mine are 19 and almost 21. Scary.

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my bubbie will be 4 in a hot minute...

Sammi Mathews said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My siblings and I are all 2 years apart and we were and still are realy close :) I've always wanted my kids close in age, my boys are 20 months apart and while it is difficult sometimes I sure do love it :)

http://sammiandtheboys.blogspot.com

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have a daughter that is 18 and a son that is 2 my husband didn't have any children so we decided to have one. It pretty crazy to spread it out like that but some times that is just what you do. I definitely am not having any more though at 40 I feel I am just too old for it.

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