Do you ever think any of those things about your kids?
I never think those things.
I have a relative who always drops those cliches on my kids' heads. "They grow too fast," she always says. I always reply, "no they don't."
They grow just right. They grow a little every day. I've never understood the sentiment that wants to freeze them in time. It's selfish, isn't it? To preserve them in amber so that I can admire their dimpled elbows and funny pronunciations? I want them growing every day, because if they aren't, what horrible disease has befallen them?