Today i’ve been planning some blog posts and jotting down some ideas ready for Blogtober, its definitely the kick up the arse i need to get my love for writing back and so far so good i’ve managed to write up one blog post, half write another and make a list of all the subjects i want to cover and i did all this in a two hour window, while Aria was at school and Finley was watching his favourite film, Frozen. (for the hundredth time)

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life – J K Rowling

Do you ever get those days where you just stare at your child, study every aspect of their face and get overwhelmed with pride at their beauty, character and intelligence? Then it hits you, the moment when you feel like you have a lump in your throat, your stomach is full of butterflies and not the good kind like when you meet someone for the first time but they’re not going to be my babies much longer kind. Kids grow way too quick and its something people always say but you don’t really believe them until you have kids. Then you find yourself being that person constantly saying “they grow too quick, cherish the time while you can.” now I know a lot of you reading this will be thinking your children are two and three you’ve got plenty of time yet but in reality, we haven’t. Aria no longer needs us to feed her, She’s fully potty trained and she’s starting to ask to dress herself, she can do it. (sometimes inside out) She doesn’t want to hold our hand anymore she would rather run off and she doesn’t even look back when running in the school gates. All these little things make me so proud of her yet so sad that she’s needing us less and less.

You never know when the last time they will ask for a “huggy, kissy and nosey” at bedtime will be. How much longer they will find it funny shaking their bum at you or cuddle up with you for a film. Who knows how long it will be before they ask for their first sleepover at a friends house or if they will stop telling us they love us because it’s embarrassing. So please do cherish every moment, I know parenting isn’t easy. In fact, it’s the hardest job in the world but when your child asks you to sit and read a book or watch a film with them, do it the housework can wait. Cherish the i love you’s and the cuddles and love them like there’s no tomorrow.

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5 thoughts on “Sweet Child Of Mine; Slow Down.

  1. Every older person you see at the grocery store tells you they grow up so fast. It was kind of annoying, frankly. Haha. But now I know it to be all too true. It’s sad. They’re tough, but you gotta enjoy the good sweet little kid times while you can. Amen, sister.

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  2. That was such a beautifully written post. I am confused with how I feel, it was full of so many happy memories but at the same time the sad reality that they won’t always be young forever. I am not even a mum yet and you were still able to move me and make me feel why you felt writing this.

    You truly are a great writer!

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