Despite always looking forward to my boys growing up a bit...I now feel like I long for the days when they were little! (is the grass always greener?)
I think it might have something to do with my younger brother and sister both having babies but also because my own biggest boy is becoming increasingly 'pre-teen' ish and seeking more and more independance.
I feel like, in his eyes, I've gone from the person who knows everything to the person who knows nothing, literally overnight! How did that happen???
Anyway, I felt it again today while watching Alfie play in a very muddy and 'full body contact' aggressive game of lacrosse....it made for hard watching!
Meanwhile, back at home, Cleggy was photographing something I made for the boys when they were little - some Gruffalo story stones. Like many children across the world The Gruffalo is an absolute all time favourite with our boys (I still know the words verbatim!).
I painted these (on pebbles we saved from a holiday in Wales) one rainy afternoon for them to 'act out' the story.....
It was lovely to see them again - and most surprisingly, find that they were all together. My boys aren't the best at looking after things - a frequent rant!
and the little mouse is especially tactile...
I'm sure that The Gruffalo book will be around forever - and I hope these stones last a long time too - so my boys can give them to their children, and then, when they are my age, long for the time when their children were young!
(nice photos Cleggy!)