The Fear of Aging

Before my son was born my husband and I took one of those one-day birth prep classes at the hospital. It started with a survey where we would answer separately and then compare answers. One of the questions asked was, “What stage of your child’s life do you have fears about?” I didn’t even have to think twice about my answer.


I’m so nervous about the tween and early teen years. As sweet as my little boy is now, I know there will come a time when he’s most likely going to be obnoxious. I substitute taught 6th grade and it was pretty much the worst. I know I will still love him and I’ll try my best to raise him to be a decent young man but I’m still nervous. My husband tells me not to worry because I have plenty of time but I can’t help it, he’s already growing too fast. I guess I just have to remind myself to enjoy the moment and hug him extra tight while he still lets me.

What age are you a little nervous about?

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