Tales from the Schweitzer Side

Just Praying, Every Day

  • Oh Donna, I feel you on this one.  It's so hard to watch your kid and want so much for them and not be able to make it happen.

    We're over here on the opposite side of this worry.  Olivia, who is nine years old, is burgeoning with puberty and it's scaring the crap out of me.  She's NINE years old and is wearing a bra.  She's NINE years old and will probably start her period in the next six months and we're not ready.

    SHE'S not ready.  I'm going to have to talk to her doctor about figuring out how to deal with this because she may be nine years old but emotionally, she's about six or maybe seven and she's NOT READY to deal with periods and everything that comes with it.

    I'm so sorry that you and Ryley are dealing with delayed puberty.  It sucks so much to see our kids struggle.

    Lots of love to you,


  • I wish I could allay all of your fears, jump into the future and let you know how tall he'll end up being.  But I can't.  It's kind of like when they're in the NICU and you know they are growing and getting bigger but it just seems to be taking SO long.

    If it helps any, he is taller than my Riley and we doubt she's gonna get much taller.  So when they get married...it'll be okay.  HAHA