Watching your own kid grow up can certainly make you feel the wings of Time rushing past, but there isn't much that makes you feel older, faster than the annual Christmas card from friends with kids. I have a friend from college and it seems like yesterday she and her partner adopted a darling baby from China. Well, I got her Christmas card today...and Annie is now 12 and a half...starting seventh grade...a beautiful young woman....figure skater and piano player. Straight A student.
I feel decrepit. But I called my friend tonight and we chatted for a while (we exchange cards every Christmas but rarely talk). And it was really nice.
Even if I do feel decrepit.