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Getting older December 28, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Crime, History.


Mortality and longevity were shoved in my face today.

My youngest kid, whom I watched grow, is over on the sofa thing watching a silly movie with a child a year younger than her.

She looks like a young woman.

Sweet kid, really.  Her fam moved away from here 12 years ago and they’re back visiting his mother.

She’s not the baby I remember.  The little girl I used to scoot off to the ladies room on Sunday mornings, and stand out there like Cerberus, waiting for her to come out and go back to sit with my youngest and make notes with crayons.

She’s a very polite, and sweet young lady now.

Didn’t see that coming.


1. Mr Minority - December 28, 2007

I had the same kind of epiphany this Christmas as I watched my sons decorate the Christmas Tree. My oldest son (25 years old) doesn’t need a ladder to hang ornaments on the top branches, and my youngest (22 years old) can move more boxes than I can. The nice thing is that we all joke around like adults and have fun, instead like parents and children.

2. eddiebear - December 28, 2007

My daughter will be three in March.I am already having those moments. She already is over 3′ tall, needs a new bed and can open the refrigerator on her own. It hit me a few nights ago when I carried her to bed, and saw how long she was and compared it to when she was born, and could fit on my thigh.

And that has caused my wife to want another one.

3. Michael - December 28, 2007

Eddie, wait till you look at one of your daughter’s friends and note to yourself: “Hey, she’s hot !

That means your daughter is really really growing up, or you’re a dirty old man.

Or both.

4. daveintexas - December 28, 2007

She is a sweet young lady. I’m just stuck on “damn, I remember holding you while you snoozed during the sermon”.


She had curly brown hair and her hands were tiny.

5. John - December 28, 2007

I hear you, had a similiar experience with my niece. Of course the worst was my cousin who I used to change her diapers years ago now has a 12 year old girl herself. This cute lil’ princess received an mp3 player from Santa and asked me to load some music onto it for her. Imagine my reaction when she changed her mind because all of my music is for “old people”. I hate kids.

6. John - December 28, 2007

Eddie, wait till you look at one of your daughter’s friends and note to yourself: “Hey, she’s hot !

My little niece is now a freshman in college. I hate men.

7. daveintexas - December 28, 2007

Hey Michael, I wanted to be the first one to wish you and Michigan State good luck tonight!

8. Michael - December 28, 2007

Bite me, Dave. As you know, I have no interest in Moo U. This is just another one of your petty attempts to annoy me.

The Spurs are playing Toronto tonight. Oh yeah. Time to kick some Canuck ass.

I think I have previously expressed my opinion that the War of 1812 is not over, and there is really no valid reason why we should not conquer Canada.

9. daveintexas - December 28, 2007

Darn. BC came back. Tough luck there big guy, better luck next year, ok?

10. Michael - December 28, 2007

I hate you, Dave in Texas. Just frickin’ hate you. Not because you kid me about the Michigan State Spartans, when you know I am a University of Michigan fan. Oh no, I can take that.

I hate you because the IB Wimmens like you better. You and your frickin’ pool.

11. daveintexas - December 28, 2007

ohhhh, they don’t like me better.

12. BrewFan - December 28, 2007

I don’t know how to tell you this Michael but the IB Men like Dave better too.

13. Myron - December 28, 2007

I like Michael better. He linked to my sick doggie post. With a pitchur of her. Only thing Dave has goin’ is his dad was a boat sailor.

And feel old?? My baby boy is fortyfuckinfour and my oldest is fifty. And I get the ol’ phartes discount at KFC.

14. Michael - December 28, 2007

Myron: Thank you, sir. Over the years, you have clearly become a wise man and a discerning judge of character.

Brewfan: ăn tôi!!!

15. Mr Minority - December 28, 2007

Myron: Thank you, sir.

There’s one!

Cathy don’t count.

16. kevlarchick - December 29, 2007

Wasn’t the title of this post “getting older” as in “maturing and behaving more like adults?”

I love all of you big idiots lugs, by the way.

Sweet story anyway Dave. It is wierd when my own little baby towers over me, opens jars for me, and is mistaken for his father when he answers the phone.


17. Dave in Texas - December 29, 2007

Behaving like adults?

Who said anything about that?

Obviously I wasn’t paying attention to the Christmas cards. This young lady used to be a little teensy thing with curly hair and glasses. She used to call me “Mr. Dave”.

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