A glimpse into the future | The ordinary moments

It’s so funny and so scary how fast they grow. It’s a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason. I’ve never heard any parent say how slow their children have grown up – and that’s because it just goes so incredibly fast. Every now and again I see baby Daisy. She pulls a facial expression and I see the tiny little newborn that would stare back up at me in awe. Every now and then I’ll see the proud little Daisy as she learns to take her first steps.  Or her funny facial expressions as she learns to talk, to sit up for the first time, first foods. I like to think that even in years to come, I’ll still get these little flash backs caused by one simple expression. Not only that, but occasionally, and quite often more than not, I’ll see a glimpse into the future. She’ll do something and I think ‘wow! How old are you?’.

She’ll tell me I’m doing something wrong, and then continues in telling me how to do it. She’ll stand there with her hands on her hips and look all diva-ish. She’ll point out a jumper she likes whilst shopping and say ‘Mummy, I like that one, I think that one will look nice on me’. When did my funny little almost-three-year-old turn into a teenager?! I guess it’s called ‘threenager‘ for a reason. I’m not sure if I feel it more because I don’t have any plans for a second child in the near future – but I want to freeze time so much. I wish she would stay this small. (as small as she isn’t!). I wish she would toddle around when she’s tired and ask for cuddles forever. I know she’ll always need me. Because everyone always needs their mum. But I know there’s going to be a time where she becomes even more independent, and I want to just prolong that chapter in her life for a little longer. Oh, life.. why don’t you come with a pause button?!

Now that I’m working from home, it’s lovely that I get a little bit more time with her. Time to really relish and enjoy every moment of Daisy being Daisy, before she grows up. I remember when she was born and I was longing for the day she could sit up – for the day she would start walking, start talking. But now it’s the opposite. Before I know it she’ll be in school, and I’d just really like that to come round slowly. All I can do for now, and all every other parent can do for now, is to just make the most of every tiny little thing. The way they look when they wake up in the morning, the way they pester us to get up when we’d much rather lay in. The way they tantrum on the floor in the middle of Sainsbury’s. Just enjoy your little one being little. Because my goodness, they really aren’t little for long.

17 Comments

  • Http://www.dearmummyblog.com says:

    My mummy can’t keep up with how quickly I’m growing and changing! Lots of photos and video is helming her to remember the memories of me being little. She’s trying to savour every minute xx #sharingthebloglove

  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog says:

    What a gorgeous little threenager you have! X #SharingtheBlogLove

  • http://www.whatkatysaid.com says:

    If I could wish for anything it would be for just one more moment with the girls as babies – that time went far too quickly. I’m trying to enjoy and appreciate Wills but time is whizzing anyway! Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky x

  • Dave - Dad's Turn says:

    It really is amazing how quickly they grow and learn. My 12 month old is currently standing next to me insisting my iPad would work better with blocks and humus on it, and I remember when he was a little inert potatoe. Great to watch! #sharingthebloglove.

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  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany says:

    I totally get this. My mum always says that she wishes she had some magic dust to sprinkle on them to keep them little. Since Alice started school in September she is growing up so fast and whilst its lovely to see her flourish, it makes me sad. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  • http://www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk says:

    She’s gorgeous, I still remember when she was tiny and I read your blog! I love her jumper too. It does go so quick, I will soon have two in school and the thought just makes me want to cry. x

  • Naomi says:

    The days are long but the years are short… And these early years are so, so special. That’s one of the things I really love about blogging, and especially about these Ordinary Moments posts – it does help you to remember them, and appreciate and savour these moments.

  • Donna says:

    I was nodding along to this. I completely agree – they grow so fast and we just have to make the most of the moments as they happen. Before we know it they’ll be teenagers! x

  • Susan Mann says:

    I feel they grow so fast. I can’t believe my oldest is 10 now. My little one starts school this year. They are babies for such a short time. #ordinarymoments

  • http://hotpinkwellingtons.co.uk says:

    My son is just closing in on 3 and I really feel like this is such a perfect age that I just want to press pause on it. He’s walking, talking (just about!), knows what he wants, can express himself, and is just so loving. I’m already looking ahead to him starting school and wondering how that’s possible (I’m going to miss our time together so much!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • http://www.mrsshilts.co.uk says:

    Another nod here for agreeing how quickly they grow up! My little boy is 4 in February and it only seems like last week that he was celebrating his first birthday. Gorgeous photographs #TheOrdinaryMoments

  • Jenni http://chillingwithlucas.com says:

    Mine isn’t even 2 yet and I want to freeze time and stop it going any further. It is lovely watching him learn and develop though. Love her jumper!x #ordinarymoments

  • http://www.dearbearandbeany.com says:

    I agree my youngest has grown up in record time. I have to pinch myself and remind me she is 2!! You have to treasure this time that’s for sure x

  • http://www.mumreinvented.co.uk says:

    Gorgeous pics of your little one. And I couldn’t agree more! My daughter has gone from baby to almost 15 in a blink of an eye and my 5 year old is catching her up way too quickly for my liking too. Definitely need a pause button for our kids that’s for sure!

  • http://littleladiesbigworld.co.uk says:

    You are so right, once you realise that actually you want to pause time and not get to the next stage it goes so so fast. Making the most of the tiny moments is the perfect way to bottle it up – as much as we can! x

  • Http://Twinderelmo.co.uk says:

    I completely agree! I seem to have blinked and mine are starting school in September. It’s funny as they never really seemed to be babies. I can’t believe my big boy will be 10 next year. I’ll cry my heart out!!

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