I can’t pretend it isn’t happening any more. Little Miss C’s pre-school days are well and truly over. She’s been in Reception now for over a week and, although they’re not up to doing full days yet, there’s no doubt that she’s very ready for it. Rather than having a pre-schooler and a baby at home I have a school girl and a nearly pre-schooler. Master C will turn two in a couple of weeks time. How on earth did that happen so fast? In my head I still think of myself as a new parent, yet actually we’ve had over four years experience at this parenting lark now.
With two children I find that time has just speeded up even more and sometimes it feels like you blink and the kids have just grown up and changed within seconds. With digital cameras and camera phones I do take lots of photographs to try to keep track of what they were like at different stages, but it’s also important to make sure you make the most of now, rather than just spending all the time trying to capture it digitally.
Fairy Non Bio have launched their #PowerOfSoft campaign to encourage parents to make the most of those super soft and special moments with your little ones, as they grow up so quickly.
I’m lucky that LMC still loves snuggling up on the sofa for a cuddle and Master C has recently learnt how to say “cuggle” and it’s lovely to watch him embracing his cuddly dog as he shouts “cuggle cuggle!” If I’m really fortunate he even runs over to me and requests one. I realise these days won’t last forever though and I’m determined to make the most of every precious moment.
There are three more years before Master C heads to school (he’s a September baby so will be nearly 5 by the time she goes to school) and whilst I will admit that there are some days that I wish school would come along sooner, I think it’ll be most strange when I don’t have that cheeky little fellow following me around all day and making me smile. Between now and then I really want to make the most of that time we have together and make sure that I don’t just watch it all from behind a camera.
Make sure you make the most of those little ones being little. Those days may be difficult at times, but they certainly don’t last for ever.
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