I Want to Turn Back the Clock

It’s been a crazy week in the Rausin house. Arielle and I returned from Illinois seven days ago and I’ve been trying to spend every minute I can with her because tomorrow she leaves for the Cayman Islands! A wonderful group by the name of Stay-Focused is going to teach her how to scuba dive. That girl of mine loves adventure!

The week started out with me having a bit of a hissy fit (it’s allowed sometimes) because Arielle was leaving us to be with her friends and my heart couldn’t take it. Then I realized I needed to chill and appreciate the moments we could share together. Arielle, being the sweet child that she is (most of the time), understood my pain and began to plan mother-daughter time.

We shopped at Ada’s for healthy snacks and considered juicing.

After tasting the red one with beets we reconsidered.


We had pedicures.


We shopped!
E and K shopping

And we shared family dinners.

Me and E
E and K dinner

Luckily, Arielle will only be gone for a week. Then I get her for most of August before she returns to the University of Illinois as a sophomore. I’m still not used to this new life with a college student. The transitions are tough along with the worrying and learning how to be a parent of a young adult. I’m learning. She’s being very patient with me. It’s exhilarating to watch both of my kids enter adulthood but there’s a part of me that just wants to turn the clock back to hear their tiny voices once again call out, “Mommy!”

Comments to "I Want to Turn Back the Clock"

  1. Sherrie

    July 18, 2013

    Krista, months ago I watched a video through Ted Talks called Sue Austin: Deep Sea Diving and I thought of Arielle. And now I read that she is actually trying this type of thing. She is definitely more adventurous than I am. Hope they take lots of pictures, stay safe and have fun.

    • kdrausin

      July 19, 2013

      Hi Sherrie! I saw that TED video. It’s great!

  2. kathie gilmore

    July 18, 2013

    So many times I would love to turn back the clock, but oh well.I bet Arielle will love the diving. I did it years ago and it is so bea
    utiful under the sea. Enjoy your time together with both of your kids.

    • kdrausin

      July 19, 2013

      Thanks Kathie!

  3. Jamie Ayres

    July 18, 2013

    I can sure relate to this post! I was an emotional wreck this year when my oldest turned 13 and my youngest turned 9 (how is she halfway to 18 already?!) . . . . maybe we should form a MOOK support group (Mothers Of Older Kids)

    • kdrausin

      July 19, 2013

      Jamie, MOOK I love it!

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