Verbal Smack Down Over “My Preschooler”

twoballoonstitlePrior to giving birth, whenever I heard women call their 16 year old or 30 year old “their baby” I didn’t get it. I mean I understood that a mother has an extreme bond with their offspring, but referring to a 30 year old as a baby kind of creeped me out in a Norman Bates way.

Now I’m a mom and my baby is considered to be a preschooler from Baby Center’s weekly growth emails. I was sitting in bed already emotional from Lily’s second birthday when I noticed the email from Baby Center: My Preschooler This Week.

myprescoolerI signed up for weekly growth emails from Baby Center while pregnant and I continued reading them when she was born. I was sad when the email switched from “your baby this week” to “your toddler this week”. Preschooler though??? I gave my laptop a verbal smack down because my baby was nowhere near preschooler status. Oh yes I did. I let my MAC have it. In fact I often yell at the TV when I don’t agree with some idiot on CNN (you should see me around election time…I’m yelling at the screen!).

two-balloonsPretty positive that each birthday will be emotional and sting just a bit as my sweet Lily continues to grow up. Pretty positive that I will continue with verbal confrontations with my lap top when I see “Your Teenager…” or “Your College Student…”.

Now my sweet Lily is two. From now on we count her age by years, not by months. Technically there are clothes labeled 36 months, but I know that when asked at the playground I won’t say “oh she’s 29 months”…she will be 2 ½ years old. So I can tell you with 100% certainty that I will be that mother that refers to Lily as “my baby” even when she’s 40…because in my eyes and my heart she will always be.

{We continued the tradition from last year and brought in balloons matching her age on her birthday. See last year’spics here)


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  1. kelsey commented:
    July 2, 2013 Reply

    Isn’t it crazy? I was like you before having G. And now… well, let’s just say my baby is about to be five! Sometimes we hold him like a baby and tell him how he’ll always be our baby no matter how big he gets. :)

    Also… Loving the idea with the balloons. Genius!

  2. March 29, 2016 Reply

    Stellar work there everyone. I’ll keep on reading.

  3. April 29, 2016 Reply

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