1. The moment they FINALLY learn to ride without training wheels, after countless attempts.
2. The first time your child shows interest in cooking and proceeds to make a giant mess in the kitchen.
3. Deciding who gets the privilege of DJing on the family road trip.
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4. When one of your kids add their sibling’s name to the “collective” Mother’s Day card without them knowing.
6. When your family gets their first pet, and they quickly become part of the family.
7. Those sweet moments when you witness your kids actually getting along with each other.
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8. When they start to grow taller than you.
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9. When you realize that you no longer need to spend money on babysitters because your eldest can do it.
10. The first time your teen gets behind the wheel, and you try to stay calm, but inside you’re shaking.
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11. The little secrets they keep from each other (“Don’t tell Mom I told you this, but…”)
12. When reality sets in, and you realize that after all of that college prep, your babies are actually going to college.