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Growing up


I’ve been a Mum for almost 6 years and 4 months now. Yet every so often something happens that reminds me smack-bang that I really am a Mother now.

Tonight it was me saying the words for the first time ever: “have you done your homework yet?” As soon as the words came out of my mouth it hit me: oh my goodness, I really do sound like a mother now. Then I wondered how many times in the next 12 years I would ask that question.

After explaining to my 6 year old son who just started Year 1, the deal about homework (no TV or computers until homework is done) – how often he would have to do it (everyday) and for how long (the next 12 years if not longer) – his response was “Oh Mum I am never going to get to do anything fun after school ever again!”

At about this point my 2 year old started shouting “I do homework, I do homework.” So I had to set up a chair for him as well with paper and a pencil for him to practise his “spelling words.”

After the homework, which really only took about 10 minutes to do, Mr 6 decided he wanted to wash up the dirty dishes. YES he actually asked me to wash up. He dragged over the stool while I “arranged” the dishes. Then he called over his little brother to do the wiping up.

So while I yearn a little for when they were squishy little babies it is moments like these when I am happy they are growing up a little… just not too fast!

Are you happy for your kids to grow up or do you want to just keep them little forever?

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