I think every parent in the history of anything ever has at least some point asked ‘where does the time go?’. I think the passage of time becomes a far more prominent thing when you have a baby and they grow before your very eyes, each day getting bigger, increasing their vocabulary and expanding their knowledge. When Fairy said that they were encouraging Mums and Dads to make the most of the cuddles and asked us to share our memories about how fast the time goes from children being newborn to pre-schoolers to starting school, I thought it was a lovely thing to do.
Grace has, in my eyes, always been a slightly older soul. I shall never forget her coming up to me at the age of 2 years and 3 months and saying ‘Alright baggy britches, keep your hair on’! What?! Where on earth did she get the term ‘baggy britches’ from? On another occasion, when Grace was about 18 months old, my Mum, Grace and I were in Costa having a coffee. Grace saw us and reached out, shouting ‘tea!’. My Mum said ‘No Grace, it’s coffee’. So, she started coughing!
There have been many sayings over the years that I have documented regularly on this blog in the posts ‘Girls Talk’ and linking up to the #funee every week with Actually Mummy. I thought I would share some of them with you again.
One evening, when we were staying at my Mum’s house, Grace had to sleep in my Mum’s bed as it was the only place where there was space. As we said goodnight, Grace turned to my Mum and said ‘I’m really lucky to have you Gran’. I responded ‘Well, I’m lucky too because she’s my Mum’. Grace then said to me ‘Well, you’re even luckier than me then!’.
And here are some classics –
‘Mum, I have puppy fat to keep me warm. That doesn’t mean I am going to grow up to be a dog though!’
‘Did you know that everyone has a catchphrase? Mine is Bumblenuts!’
‘The dinosaurs they used in Jurassic Park are definitely remote control ones!’
‘If they play Macklemore on the radio then I will shout until my eyes fall out!’
Grace treated us to two ‘songs’ on the recorder entitled ‘Gentle Breeze’ and ‘Loose Cats'(!), both of which were very made up!
Grace on driving – ‘It’s that time of year where everything is iffy, people go mad and start crashing’!
I told Grace that I was very pleased with how much she had been helping me. ‘That’s OK Mum, when childs start to get bigger, they can do more favourite things for you!’
I said to Grace ‘Thank you so much, I am such a lucky Mum’. ‘Yes, you are’, came the reply from Grace ‘and don’t you forget it!’
No, I won’t Grace. You may be 7 years old now but it won’t be long and you will be flying the nest ready to make your own way in the world. But one thing is for certain. I will always be your Mum and I will always be here for you, making and sharing the memories.
Fairy Non Bio are celebrating special family moments and the #PowerOfSoft with this lovely video. Let’s make the most of every day.
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