My boys went back to school this week and I can not believe that they are in Year 4 and Year 5. It only seems like yesterday that we were bringing each one of them home from the hospital in their car seats.
I often wish there was a manual for parenting, that there was a book I could look at or better still I could do a google search and get the answer I am looking for. Another thing that I really wish someone would invent is a way to bottle up the memories and slow time.
I look at those boys now, who seem to be getting bigger by the moment and are currently eating for England and are bottomless and I still remember the fear and concern I had at them being able to carry their tray and cut up their food at school lunch. I have never been concerned about learning in a typical sense, more their manners and their pastoral care.
This year Maxi is a lunchtime buddy and for 15 minutes each lunchtime he helps the reception class with their meals, carrying their tray and cutting up their food. This makes me smile and also just reminds me of time passing.
I am really fortunate that I work from home and have since my boys were born, so I have been able to spend this time with them and some days I resent the fact that I have to send them to school, but I get them when they come home and weekends and I have learned to really grab the small stuff that makes our time together precious.
Fairy want to remind parents to make the most of their time with children by giving them an extra soft cuddle today and embracing the #PowerofSoft
Just take a look at this video and I guarantee you will give them an extra large squeeze when you next see them.