Slow down horsey…
How do you stop the world spinning so fast?
How do you catch a moment and frame it?
How do you stop time from slipping away.
Schools out for summer, technically I have children in Year One. I still haven’t’ quite adjusted to them being at school yet.
Twin boy can read anything, the days of spelling out words in front of him are over. He can add, subtract and work out when I am fibbing about not having enough money left over for sweeties. Twin girl can write and does so with complete abandonment. She writes stories of princesses locked in towers rescued by knights on horseback. She writes ‘I love you mummy’ on scraps of paper and leaves them in my bag for me to find at work.
BB is moving on; quite literally, she has perfected the art of the bum shuffle and I feel both glad and sad that she is shifting finally. In addition when we dress her now in the morning we pop a duster over her nappy and leave her downstairs on the wooden floor. The house has never looked so gleaming.
Twin boy got his 75 meter swim badge this week, twin girl managed a 100. BB can swim half a width under water. My water babies are becoming fishes.
I live in the moment savour the excitement as they break new boundaries and achieve their goals. Then I look to the past, to when they were smaller and I am filled with a nostalgic longing.
But to the future we go, my small ones and I, there’s no stopping time but I can make sure we relish every lovely second between the moments when they drive me potty.