Does anyone else use the Timehop app on their phone? I love it! It’s all to easy to forget the small things you did the years before. I am terrible for taking photos of everything and never sorting through them, so Timehop sometimes brings up the most crazy little memories of times I had completly forgotten but cleary thought it important enough to photograph at the time!
With Riley growing quicker than I thought possible, I cherish these silly photos of everything and anything. It is amazing to see how quickly children grow from babies, to toddlers. When he was born everyone kept repeating the words “You forget they were ever this small!” To me this seemed crazy. How could you forget that? I completly understand it now. Life passes you by in a blink of an eye and that tiny little baby i once used to rock to sleep took himself to bed last night. Read himself his own book and turned off his own light.
Sure his bedtimes are now an hour later and i lose that extra hour to just be me – Laura, not a manager, not mummy, not wife – just Laura, its all a sign off him growing up and changing. I am so scared that i the blink of an eye he has learned how caterpillars turn into butterflies, how spiders have 8 legs and that their webs are made of silk. He speaks in proper sentences, learns and knows so much it amazes me. They are little sponges and soak it all up. It honestly fascinates me picking him up from nursery every night and having conversations in the car on the 10 minute drive home. Every day there is that little bit more independence in him – “No mummy, I can do it!”
Every night before I go to bed, I slip into his room and watch him for a minute, study and memorise every little detail on his face and give him a kiss on the forehead before making sure he is fully tucked in. As much as I want him to stay my little boy I am so blessed to watch him explore the world and learn so much!