Saturday, October 3, 2009

More on the grand kids

My grandson called me this morning to inform me that he has TWO days off from school. (He is in pre-K)
(I on the other hand have to work). I found it a bit sad that at the tender age of four he is already leading such a busy life that he is understanding the importance of having a weekend off. When did kids stop being kids and go to being so big? I swear they come out of the womb grown up now. When mine were young I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom. They didn't go to school until kindergarten. No wait I lied, They both did go to play school for three hours from 9-12 each day. When they were four. Cody goes from 8:30 until 4:20 counting bus time When mine were little, I kept them little, we played house and cars and trucks and dolls and all the innocent things that kids use to play. Now with almost all mom's working kids don't get the luxury of being kids. Even the schools push them hard. Already in pre-k Cody is learning to use a computer to do his work.  Of course he has know how to use a mouse since he was big enough to sit in my lap and he does already play computer games and loves the old netindo  his mom has. (He is smarter than me) I know his mind is expanding. He is smart, he is happy,and healthy and will embrace much more in his life than his mom did or I did. Still he is four? What happened to my baby?
Sigh

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3 Comments:

Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Patty, Your grandson (like most kids these days) is so smart. They grow up faster now than we did, or than our kids did.

My sweet brother died on Friday--so it's been a sad weekend for me. He's much better off --but my heart is heavy.
Hugs,
Betsy

October 4, 2009 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger George said...

I agree with you. I think kids (like my grandson) don't have enough time to simply be kids. I know they are learning many things, but I sometimes wonder how much fun they have.

October 5, 2009 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

It seems kids are born techno-savvy and are leaps and bounds ahead of us when it comes to a lot of things. I think you're right, though, that they just never get the chance to be kids anymore. I was thinking just this morning of the stress involved in being a Senior in high school these days versus when I graduated back in 1976. Poor Amanda is so stressed about what to do after graduation and I think a lot of that is the pressure for everyone to go directly to college now. Whatever happened to enjoying being a kid - even if you're a teenager??

October 6, 2009 at 6:35 PM  

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