I made a startling realization on a visit to my aunt's house recently. My cousin, the little girl who convinced my husband that he wanted to start a family, is no longer a baby. She's turning into a teenager!
Technically, at 11, K. is what they call a tween these days (what we called a pre-teen when I was, well, a tween). She won't officially be a teenager until she's 13.
But if there's one thing I learned last weekend, it's that kids don't wait until their 13th birthday to become teenagers. It just ... happens.
Worried your little kid is becoming a teenager? Behold the signs: