Seven Years Apart

Our sons are seven years apart. We didn’t really plan it that way, it just took a long time to work up my nerve after Aaron’s first couple of years. He didn’t sleep. I mean it – I can’t count the number of days I went into work never having closed my eyes all night. Of course now he makes up for it. I’ve seen patients under anesthesia who weren’t as deeply asleep as Aaron is early in the morning.

But I digress. My sons are seven years apart. That means that even though Michael and I only have two children we will have a teenage boy in the house for fourteen nearly-consecutive years. We didn’t think about that back then. We also didn’t think about this week, when, within a span of 48 hours, we will have moved our eldest into his Freshman college dorm and started our youngest in Middle School. Yep, John will tread the halls of Middle School today, riding the wave of tweens and unpredictable hormones. God help us all.

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4 thoughts on “Seven Years Apart”

  1. My younger sis and I are 8 years apart. It was hard when she was younger for us to relate to each other, but the age gap shrinks as we get older. I can't imagine, though, what it was like for my dad to have a teenager in the house for 12 consecutive years! (We have a brother in the middle.)

    Hope you are coping with college 😉

  2. My kids are 6 years apart! Yeah what were we thinking LOL.

    Meghan starts middle school in two weeks. Is he excited about it?

  3. Ours are 4 kids in 5 years… which is NOT going to be fun come COLLEGE TUITION. What were WE thinking?????

    I hope that Aaron is loving school and that John enjoys MIDDLE SCHOOL!

  4. Ouch! That is way too many years of teenage boys! We DID think about those things so got ride on it after the first came out. But like yours, my first born did not sleep! We know now that it was because of sensory issues related to Autism, but at the time, it just meant I was an angry, tired mommy.

    It must have been hard to drop your older son at school. I can't imagine. I am sad that my 3 year old will be having lunch at school this year without me! Forget about college! I am getting all teary just thinking about it…

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