I don’t know what’s happened to me recently, I’ve become a total wimp. I’ve always been a bit emotional – I still can’t watch The Lion King and I cry at First Dates every time I watch it for no apparent reason. But with the kids… it’s hit a whole new level. Every ‘first’ has me blubbing, every cute thing they say, every time they play nicely together. I’m useless. Amelie is starting school in September and I know it’s going to fill me with lots of teary moments. We went to her school fair at the weekend and it was so lovely, she’s so excited. I watched her run around happily whilst I watched on with a gooey smile and a little pet frog in my throat the whole way through.
Another moment that had me unjustifiably wiping tears was watching Amelie ride her new bike. She got it for her 4th birthday (its a Bobbin Gingersnap and I think I wanted it more than she did to be honest, it’s beautiful), and I spent the whole evening staring at it in shock that such a huge bike fits my little tot. She’s not a tot anymore. I can’t carry her around like a baby anymore. I can’t even spell out “ice cream” anymore, she’s onto me. She’s getting big and it terrifies me (sniff…)
Have a lovely sunny week.