As I took my two twinnies out shopping, holding one hand in each of mine, I squeezed them tight. I didn't object when they asked to sit on my lap on the bus when they are clearly too big. I looked in their faces as they spoke to me trying to burn it into my brain and memories forever what they are like right. this. second. because in three months they'll be off to school and I'll be wanting these days back.
When we drop Eloise at school each morning the little girls declare on the way home almost every day 'twinny time' which means just the three of us. It's not that we don't enjoy Eloise's or even Daddy's company but the dynamic totally changes and we've enjoyed this year just the three of us at home through the day.
You see, I never really had just one at home day after day. I returned to work soon after Eloise was born (back when I was career focused and hubby had an unreliable income) and then fell pregnant with the little girls before she was one. I continued to work until I was placed on bedrest, and then hubby had to look after me and Eloise.
|Just because I can't get enough of these cute twinny pics! (they are 6mo old in this one)|
Now, having two children who can dress, toilet and amuse themselves (mostly) is my payback for three babies in nappies at the same time for 18 months.. Having all three of my children born and into school within 6.5 years of the first being born is not bad at all I think.
So whilst this 6.5 years has flown, I think the past year has flown the quickest.
Most people say to me 'you must be so excited, what are you going to do with your days next year?'
I say 'I'm excited for them - they are ready for school' and that's not be being a sad-sack... it's just I know how-so-fleeting these young years are. I'm not taking a single one for granted.
And as for next year, I'm sure I'll fill my days - with all that stuff I've been putting off for 6.5 years, like ME.
Are you, will you or did you approach your last baby going to school with sadness or excitement, or like me - a bit of both?
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