Birthday

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Yesterday was DS2’s birthday. I can’t believe how quickly he has grown up. It’s such a standard thing that parents say when their child has a birthday but it’s just so true. When they are  scrunched up little wrinkly babies you can’t ever imagine how quickly the time passes and they become walking, talking children with distinct personalities. When you are sitting there covered in baby sick, changing the tenth smelly nappy of the day and trying to decide weather to clean up or rest in between, what feels like, endless feeds it’s hard to imagine that you will ever miss it.
It only feels like yesterday I was waiting in my very unattractive hospital gown to be called by the surgeon for my C – section. From the moment he was born DS2 was so calm. Even his cries were calm little sounds and now, at 6 years old, he has such a laid back, caring personality that I adore. It scares me so much how the six years have whizzed by and I know it won’t be long before he becomes a young adult and I will yearn for the days I have today. The everyday days I have where I will walk through the door after a short shopping trip he sees me yelling ‘mummy!’ While smiling. When he hugs me just because. When he cries for me because he only wants me in the middle of the night to comfort him, it can feel like such hard work being the only one who gets dragged out of bed in the night when no one else will do but I know, soon enough, it will be me who is pleading him for some time and I will ache for those sleepless nights.
DS2’s birthday requests were very simple. A mcdonalds dinner after his swimming lesson and some mario teddies. He has always been so grateful for anything he gets and he never asks for alot it’s so lovely to see him happy and he says he had the best birthday ever.
The next birthday will come sooner than I expect it to and I will have to remind myself, in the tough moments when parenting a 6 year old feels so hard, that parenting a 6 year old doesn’t last forever and what I dread today I will miss and never get back again tomorrow.

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I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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