Sunday, 14 September 2014
Embracing the moment #PowerofSoft!
This week my first born child started junior school. He is no longer an infant, one of the younger ones but he is now in the upper half of the school where the classrooms focus on learning rather than play. Where they even have a different area to play out on at lunch times so they can play football, and run and chase without disturbing the younger ones. His homework has increased and he has started to talk to me about world issues... (the Scottish Referendum and the politics of North Korea have both been topics of conversation on the walk home in the last week.)
He's not my baby any more.
At first that thought made me sad, it brought a tear to my eye but then I looked at my seven year old son, the boy who I walked through the front gates with 3 years ago the day after his fourth birthday, the boy who's height has always hidden the fact that he was and always will be the youngest in the class. he may not be my baby any longer but he is SO much more.
He is a big brother, a Beaver Scout, a best friend, a year two pupil, a creative thinker, a keen adventurer and of course a loving and caring son.
And he will continue to grow and become even more things, he will have dreams and aspirations, which if he's anything like me will be constantly changing. He will face challenges and have both triumphs and failures, he will fall in love and he may rebel but he'll always be my boy and i'll always remember the cuddles we had when he fitted into my arms, when I cold rap him in a soft fluffy blanket and hold him against my chest and the rhythm of my heartbeat would sooth him to sleep.
As I watch my eldest child grow, I think about those cuddles and I cherish those memories, but I also embrace the current moments and watch future memories being made. He may not cradle in my arms any more but he still loves a cuddle with his Mummy and I hope that that will still be the case when he is six foot tall and towering above me (which may be next year the rate he is growing!)
Fairy, the non bio washing detergent that is perfect for your babies clothes, is a staple in the shopping baskets and houses of new parents, I remember just over 7 years ago preparing what seemed like hundreds of tiny white vests and babygrows for the birth of my first child. I remember washing them in Fairy and hanging them out to dry in the summer days. Memories that will be cherished...
Fairy recognises how important all these little moments are and they have launched the #powerofsoft campaign to encourage parents to embrace every moment, while their little ones are as soft and sweet as they will be! Embracing the moment with every cuddle.
In association with Fairy.