It wasn’t until this week when I had some time to sit and clear out the kids wardrobes, that I came to realise just how much our two have grown over these past few months. J is one size off being able to share my shoes and only a few inches from being able to look me straight in the eye. E has also been busy growing whilst I wasn’t looking as she too has shot up leaving me with yet another pile of clothes for charity.
Earlier this week we took ‘double trouble’ aka J & E down to the beach for a picnic and a play on the park. The kids were out of the car like rats up a drain pipe and neither J nor E bothered to look back to check whether we’d accompanied them. E ran over to a group of girls who were busy playing on the swings and decided to make instant friends by chasing them about from pillar to post. J on the other hand took himself climbing upon the obstacle courses whilst I made small talk with another Mum.
Other than the odd push on the swing, E no longer required our assistance, she was too busy chatting away to her new friends to notice the rather redundant expression upon my face. It was rather humbling to see how far they’ve both come and despite feeling ever so slightly ‘old’ I got to grips with the role of ‘chauffeur’ and sat back to enjoy watching the wild ones busy at play.
Our children may be growing like gusto and gaining their independence by the bucket loads but that doesn’t stop either of them from having the odd cuddle. E is definitely a Mummy’s girl, she is forever climbing onto my knee for cuddles and she seems to know precisely how to make my heart melt.
Here is a picture taken earlier this week whilst E was busy posing in her PJs during a late morning laze in the living room. Pretty in pink simply does not describe how adorable our little lady looks, she literally defines every aspect of the word ‘cute’ and she knows it!
It’s not long now before the kids go back to school and unlike most parents, who are probably jumping for joy at the concept of school starting, I am rather saddened by the fact that summer is almost over. I’ve really enjoyed spending time with J & E and although I’m looking forward to getting back to work, I will miss spending family time with my kids.