Lately I have been making myself stop what I am doing, and to take in my girls. Just watch them, or join in on their silliness (like the lava that is flowing in our lounge room or the piranha's that are in our car) and savour the moment. I don't want to forget this age, it's such a sweet age, especially Cherub at the moment. She's at that stage of turning into a big girl, but she's not quite over being a preschooler and wanting to be my baby, or panda, or puppy...but at the same time, wants to be like her big sister.
She told me the other day, "Mummy you should have another baby", naaw, I wish. I miss her so much as a baby.
I've been a bit of an emotional mess lately. Last week I received dates for Cherub's Kindy transition, the first date just happens to be on her 5th birthday! Nothing quite like throwing your child into school at 5! She's of course very excited about going to big school. I on the other hand, am not coping well. I have been avoiding the enrolment papers like the plague. I started to fill them out the other day with Hubby, but still haven't finished them. I know she has to start school next year, but for some reason I can't get myself to complete them and drop them off. I know some Mums who are so excited about having their children off to school, and having peace and quiet at home. I guess I'm not that Mum.
|Popette and I|
|Popette and I on the train|
|Enjoying some family time|
I don't know if it's the same for other Mums who have two or more children, but I have difficulty remembering stuff about Cherub when she was little....blame it on lack of good sleep, stress and children driving me insane! I guess I had Popette, who was a demanding 3 year old keeping me on my toes, so those memories are a little foggy, unlike when Popette was little.
I guess I am scared of losing all those precious memories of our time together, and why I take so many photos....I have around 4000 photos on my phone, and making such an effort at enjoying this time with them both.
How do you savour the moment? How many photos do you have on your phone? Do you enjoy the kids being home or at when it's quiet and they are at school?