I long to shout at the top of my voice as they scoot away down the road “Don’t’ grow up, its a trap”!
I catch my breath as I measure their feet Adult size three’s, only two shoes sizes under mine.
I smile at the fact that they still want to go to the park to play and not just “hang out”
Summer days are filled with friends, street cricket and scootering
Scuffed knees still require a platter and a kiss from mummy to make them all better
Summer mornings and we are all to be found snuggled together in Mum and Dad’s big bed. I breath them in and inhale every part of them and my heart skips a beat.
I made these boys.
I am giving them roots so that they can grow wings.
I am not raising boys, I am growing men.
And I am not going to wish away a single day.
Oh the first day of school is such a bittersweet time. I LOVE spending the summer with my boys, they can be challenging, funny, argumentative, daft, silly, amazing and are great company and most definitely loud. I know that they want to get back to school, to their friends and to an environment that they love, but I miss them, however, that first cup of tea in silence is heaven!
The days are long, but the years are short.
So make sure you make the most of this time by giving them an extra soft cuddle today and embracing the #PowerofSoft with Fairy.
I would love to know how you let your kids show they individualism.
Zack’s just turned 9 and is in size 5 shoes already! I keep telling him to stop growing but will he listen?
Oh and that video? Almost in tears. <3
Such a lovely post and a timely reminder not to wish the time away. My hulking great 16 year old is in size 11-12 mens shoes. I am in awe of this huge man child that I created.
Lovely post and so true. I have one more year and my oldest is off to Uni
There’s five years between my two and my youngest is not as developed in any way as my eldest was. It seems time has slowed down in this respect.
Aaaw bless them looking so grown up now x x
Ah this is a lovely post x
“The Days are Long but the Years are Short.” This is SO true, my first baby has just started Sixth Form! It honestly doesn’t seem long since he started school…
My daughter is 4 and just started this week .x
I love that phrase – I am not raising boys, I am growing men – its strikes a chord with me. One teen now has adult size 11 feet and the other is the same size as me now #eek
What a lovely post, kids do grow up fast and before you know it they are teenagers.
My son went into 6th form when he went back, no uniform, over 6ft tall, a real young man. That was a hard hitting moment for me.
Oh my god Jen, this had me in tears. The boys have started school today and I know they are very happy, they were so eager in the morning. Me on the other hand I was quite emotional. They looked so grown up yet so young still…
Aw lovely post, it’s true, time whizzes past too quickly and I wish I could bottle this time.