Well, my boy, this is it. Our last year together before everything changes and you start school. Our last year of heading out on a Thursday for a lazy breakfast or chilling in our PJ’s until we can be bothered to get dressed. In just a few weeks we will be going together to look around the school we hope you will be attending next September, the school where you will begin your own journey, away from me.
Whilst a lot of the next few months will be about preparing you for that next big step, there will also be lots of time for us to create some wonderful memories that I hope will stay with you for a very long time (and we do know you have the memory of an elephant).
From the moment we found out you were coming into our lives I have wanted to give you the most wonderful memories of your childhood but it can’t always be perfect can it?
Will you remember Mummy saying “in a minute” a few too many times or when I hurried you out the door so that I wouldn’t be late for work? Will you remember the times I didn’t stop to play because the dishwasher needed emptying or when I rushed your bedtime story so that I could go back downstairs to plan lessons for the next day. Will you think of grumpy Mummy and remember the times I rolled my eyes when you insisted we play cars for the fifteenth time that day?
Maybe you will, but I also hope you remember the good times too. Please remember all the kisses and cuddles you were always happy to be on the receiving end of, and the mornings we danced around the dressing room to Miley Cyrus. Remember the brunch dates we had in M&S café where you would try to spot our car from the window before playing chase around the clothes rails.
I hope you remember our Thursdays together when we would head out in the car and see where we ended up and the silly Friday nights when we would play hide and seek around the house, even if you were a terrible hider. Will you remember Mummy and Daddy singing our hearts out in the car to The Day We Caught The Train? Will you remember how funny you thought we were?
For the next year I promise to make the most of our time together before I have to drop you off at those school gates in a morning and walk home alone without you. Whilst a trip to the supermarket will be a lot easier on my own I will still miss your enthusiasm for running around the aisles and the wry smiles you would attract from those we walked past.
Whichever memories remain etched in your mind I hope you will always remember just how much I love you and how you have brightened every one of my days from the moment you were born.
This is a beautiful post. It sounds like your boy already has some wonderful memories of his childhood. But it is so lovely that you want to make lots of new ones with him over the next year. All parents have moments where we roll our eyes or rushing playing or are busy with other things. But is is your aim to create wonderful memories for your little boy that make you such an awesome mummy. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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This is such a beautiful post and I remember feeling the exact same way a year ago. Now LP has started school and I am treasuring the next year until Little Man starts preschool and missing LP so much but the amount she has to tell me each day is worth the absence – she loves her days at school and I hold on to those weekends like nothing else. Your Thursdays sound ace x
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Lovely post. I had this same kind of feeling with z and I decided we would cram it with treats of all sorts. We definitely made the most of lazy days and pj time. He’s definitely ready for school but we now have snuggles and chats in the mornings and they have become even more precious x
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This is lovely – I always worry that my daughter will remember the impatient exasperated frustrated moments rather than the fun too. A good reminder to myself to try for a bit less of the former, but I’m sure it’s the hugs and love which make most impact. #twinklytuesday
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Ok, I’m feeling really emotional this week and this post really hasn’t helped! Sobbing! My son has just started reception and all over the summer I had to do overtime to bring in some much needed money as we’re buying a house. My biggest regret is that I wasn’t there an awful lot to make some last memories before he was snatched from me by the education system. So cherish every last moment through this year! Otherwise, like me you’ll be riddled with guilt and you’ll find yourself sobbing to lovely posts such as these! #TwinklyTuesday
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I adore this post. I had a similar wave of feelings when my littlest was born. I absolutely know that my eldest won’t remember the two years we spent together, just me and him on adventures around Zurich. It makes me feel inexplicably sad. But I know that those two years will have played a part in shaping him to be the lovely boy he is now. And it will the same for yours. The memories might not last forever but they will have meant a great deal x
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Love this post and the photo – which looked great in colour on IG btw. I can barely remember anything about life before school and i have often thought since becoming a dad about all the time my mum spent with me and probably said similar things. But with no internet in the 70s I have no blog to look back on.
Thats one thing our boys and girls will have – these amazing blogs to read once they are over the embarrassment factor. How wonderful to think they can sit and read about being three when they are 23. Maybe it will bring us all closer to this generation of kids? #twinklytuesday
What a beautiful post 🙂 I have so many happy memories from my early childhood and it sounds like you are making them with your boy 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday
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One of the most beautiful posts I’ve read and by far my fav this week! Just so beautifully written #TwinklyTuesday