My Sunshine

One of the best things about my job is the summer holidays. Having 6 weeks off work is bliss, and since becoming a mum they have become even more precious. I think back now and wonder what on earth I did with the time off before having O.

This is now our 3rd summer together and every year it gets a bit more special. This year he is my little companion who comes with me everywhere. Apart from when I’ve been hitting the gym or for the girly lunch I had with friends last week (thanks Mum and Dad for babysitting) we have been inseparable.

I love that we can have lazy mornings where we’re not rushing to get out. Days are often unplanned and we can do or go wherever the mood takes us. A potter round the shops, a trip to the park or tea and airplane watching at Nana’s.

My little man has an amazing imagination and quite often we find ourselves making up our own silly games at home that he finds hilarious. And of course, nothing in the world can beat snoozy afternoon cuddles on the couch. Those precious moments that one day will be just a memory are the highlights of my day.

I know how lucky I am to be able to have this time with my little man. His little face at the start of the summer when I tell him that him that’s mummy’s staying home is just priceless.

That’s not to say he doesn’t have his moments when he’s hard work. When he’s running around the house refusing to wear pants, usually when we’re already running 5 minutes late to be somewhere! He’s unbelievably stubborn, and unless he’s sleeping he’s rarely still.

When he was a baby it was hard to imagine him older, but now I’m starting to see flashes of the little boy he is rapidly becoming and I’m so proud of him. He’s sweet, thoughtful, affectionate, funny and his manners are impeccable (if anything he’s over polite) and he’s got me wrapped round his little finger!

My little sunshine!




  1. Leigh Kendall
    August 20, 2014 / 9:40 am

    That’s beautiful. Your little one sounds amazing and the love you have for him shines through beautifully xxx #sharewithme
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  2. pottymouthedmummy
    August 20, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    This is lovely! So glad you guys have this time together, must be so amazing. I am very jealous 🙂 xx
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  3. August 20, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    It so nice that you get this extra time at home with him, he must thing it’s amazing to be able to just potter around with you and I’m sure you appreciate it all the more for having worked most of the year. It seems like they grow up all of a sudden around this age so I’m not surprised you are having lots of fun, enjoy the rest of your holiday xx
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  4. August 22, 2014 / 2:19 am

    That’s amazing you get so much time together! I cannot wait until Austin is old enough to walk and talk to me and we can have fun together! #sharewithme
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  5. August 22, 2014 / 2:20 am

    Apologies, my share with me post isn’t #austin’sbootd so ignore the above! x

  6. Jenny
    August 22, 2014 / 5:01 am

    Ahhh what a beautifully written post. Amazing and almost really made me cry. I am so glad you get the summers with O what a special time for you both. He will remember and cherish them all forever! Thank you SO much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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  7. Notmyyearoff
    August 22, 2014 / 7:57 am

    Awwww gorgeous post and sounds he’s making the most of this summer. He sounds just like my little Z, never ever sits still. I say this a lot but I could power our house off him.
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  8. August 26, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    This made me want to cry Jo! What a super sweet post 🙂 So glad you are really enjoying your summer together xx
    p.s we call F sunshine and i like singing you are my sunshine to him x
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    • August 26, 2014 / 8:35 pm

      We sing you are my sunshine every night and he’s just started to join in, too cute. I saw the sign in a little shop and just couldn’t resist! xx

  9. Catie
    July 17, 2015 / 9:33 am

    A beautiful post time certainly flies and you are right we need to sit back and appreciate these special times together despite the everyday stresses.

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