I had two little boys visit my studio today. Sweet, cheeky, funny, cute, interested in everything, asking lots of questions, wanting to have a ‘go’ with all my hammers. Such good fun and full of wonder. Once they had gone and we had waved goodbye it got me reminiscing abut my precious boys when they were the same age.
Oh what I would do just to have another day with my little boys when they were so small. To build a massive train track that filled the lounge, line up all their toy cars, make Duplo towers that nearly reached the ceiling. Bake cup cakes and meet some friends at the zoo, with our wellies and coats on and a yummy picnic in the pushchair. Those simple night time routines of teatime, walk, bath stories and bed… everyone tucked up warm and snuggly by 7pm. All those hugs and sloppy kisses, holding hands and carrying them in my arms.
Now don’t get me wrong, not all days were like this by far! I have picked an idyllic day (of course I would - I’m indulging myself with only happy memories). At the time I was so busy keeping everyone healthy, happy and entertained, it was exhausting…but I miss it.
I totally love the kind, strong, gorgeous teenagers that my babies have grown into, I would just love to read them a story and have them hang on my every word, just for one more day xx
The days are long, but the years are short.