trying to catch a breathe…

October 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm 1 comment

My boys are growing up too fast.  Owen will be 8 on Friday, my baby will be 4 on Wednesday.

The party is organised, the presents bought….but how do we, as parents, learn to enjoy them getting older?

Owen is just starting to link from Joey’s to Cubs, he is excited…a little nervous…his comment was that they were loud..yes I know my boys are loud but the cubs apparenlty are louder (well there are more of them too).

Brett is preparing to go to Joey scout camp and I hadn’t realised that, for him, it is his first ever night away from both Mum and Dad..I guess that with him going to Dads every second weekend I am used to him being away from me but he still hasn’t been out on his own either.

Corey is my baby. And yet my baby goes to bed in undies and is dry every night (a step ahead of his older brothers), he wrote his name the other day, naming the letters as he went and they were legible. He can cut with scissors, he could talk the hind leg off a donkey. The kid is outgoing and full of cuddles and kisses, just the right mixture of cute and mischief and I want to keep him 3 forever….he just wants to grow up and be ‘big like Owen’

I figure that as a Mum it appears to be my job to try to walk a tightrope of balance between encouraging them to explore the world around them and yet still be there to catch them if they fall….to know when to hold their hand and when to let go.

They went to Animal Land in diggers rest today (the two big ones) with Joey scouts…they had a ball, riding a pony, a tractor and holding baby rabbits and chickens and ducks. Owen now wants to live on a farm!

before i get completely incoherant I’m off to bed!

night all!

Entry filed under: my boys.

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  • 1. Jen H  |  October 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    It is so tricky to know when to hold on and when to let go!! As they get older too – they progress from where they were and you’re still back there so it’s a shock when they cope with something you think that they wont!! Anyhow you are doing a brilliant job with them Jude, so be proud!!
    Jen H


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