When Did This Happen?

Tomorrow Kelsey leaves for freshmen orientation camp at university.


She might be nervous and anxious about going if she was going by herself.  Thankfully her best friend and roommate, Cayli, will be going along with her.

Cayli is the daughter of my best friend, Carrie, and these two have been planning to be roommates since they were old enough to say “university.”

But my question is this…

When did this happen?


Because the last looked, these were our baby girls.

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I swear I must have blinked or something, because our daughters were just playing dress-up at Carrie’s old house in Flowermound.

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And weren’t they just sitting at Carrie’s plastic picnic table eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…

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…and getting haircuts in her backyard?

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Didn’t they just drive up to OKC and go to the water park with us?

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And weren’t they just playing in Kelsey’s old bedroom at our first house in Owasso?

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It just doesn’t seem like that long ago that we went to visit them in Houston…

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…and spent the day at the beach and aquarium.

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Or celebrated Cayli’s birthday at her Mimi Mary’s house.

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And it seems like just yesterday that Cayli came to visit us at our old house in Owasso.  She and Kelsey spend the day catching frog’s and then later watched the NSYNC special on TV.

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And excuse me, but when did they get their braces off?  Where was I??

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Who gave them permission to grow up?

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I’m pretty sure I didn’t.

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I mean good Lord, Carrie’s oldest son, Brant, is serving in the army now.  Her youngest son, Bryce, will be going in high school, our girls going off to college.


Can someone please tell me…

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When did this happen?


I’ll be the one in line at the pharmacy with the box of Russell Stovers and waiting on my prescription of Cymbalta.

Thanks! Kelly


About Minding My Nest

wife, mom, not-so-empty nester.
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