The children are growing up. Obviously, they get bigger each day and as the weeks go by they learn more and they go from being babies, to toddlers and before long they are proper little people, asking questions, understanding things and showing an incredible range of emotions.
Little Man is off to preschool very soon, his first real experience of childcare, and now, with just a few weeks to go, I am seeing how much he has grown and just how fast he is growing up.
It seems like yesterday Little Man was in nappies, only pronouncing a handful of words and clinging to us in new situations. But over these first weeks of summer he has grown so much. Being out of nappies has made him seem so big anyway, but now it’s possible to have full conversations with him and he’s able to manage his emotions so much better – except when he’s tired and then he reverts back to crying that his sandwich is cut in the wrong direction!
But he’ll be starting swimming lessons in a few weeks, and he has so much more confidence than he had even a couple of months ago – happy to make new friends, try new things and show how brave he can be.
Little Man turned three a few short months ago and it really feels like time has suddenly been put on fast forward. His baby days seemed to last forever at the time, each day merging into the next but since he starts to walk, started to talk and started getting so independent life has moved so fast.
He is definitely growing up faster than I imagined and I am so proud of the Little Man he now is. He’s happy, funny and sociable. He’s polite, well behaved and the best company you could ask for. Looking back at the last few years I’m not sad that the baby days are behind us – I am excited for all that is yet to come.