No More 3 Year Olds

As of November 24, 2014, my youngest child turned 4 and there were officially no more 3 year olds left in my house, nor are there likely to be any ever again.

My wife and I are d-o-n-e parenting 3 year olds.

This is a big deal considering we’ve survived three 3 year olds in less than 5 years and we all know that is NOT my favorite age.

I know this post is a bit belated seeing as though my daughter’s birthday was more than a month ago, but I swear I spent the first couple weeks in pure disbelief.

We made it? Seriously??

Then there was that one time when all three children dressed themselves without complaint and we solved a sibling squabble later in the day calmly and without any meltdowns. I was so overly happy, you would have thought I was medicated.

OMG! Rationality and logic have returned to my life!

Mostly, though, I’m looking at this as a great accomplishment.  We’ve reached many parenting milestones through the years and this no-more-three-year-olds business seems particularly poignant. We’ve turned a corner in our parenting journey. No more babies. We have kids now, and they happen to be pretty fantastic ones at that.

A whole new world awaits!

Cheers to that!



6 thoughts on “No More 3 Year Olds

  1. Congrats to you! It is wonderful as they grow, isn’t it? More coolness at every age (at least until they are teenagers).

  2. YAY!!! We are counting the months until 3 ends here, hahahaha. I can already SEE tiny glimpses of rational human in there…3.5 months until Josh joins the reasonable world of FOUR. Congrats!!!!

  3. I am outrageously happy for you! 🙂 I do not want to wish my children’s childhoods away, but three has absolutely been the hardest challenge thus far. When we reach the “no more threes” milestone, I will be so overly happy not because “you’d think I was medicated” but because I WILL be medicated. lol.

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