On Friday 4yo DS ran in his first race at sports carnival day at school (he started kindy this year). He tried so very hard and ran the whole way (to DH and I waiting at the end) with a big smile on his face. He came last!! But he was just so proud of himself. He has no idea what it means to be a 'loser'. He just said to us "I ran SO fast!!".
I was doing that slightly hysterical crying/laughing thing because it was so damn cute, and at the same time so terribly sad because he won't have that pure innocence much longer. He got a ribbon that said "I ran in a race" and he was just absolutely stoked!! I spent the rest of the day just wishing he could have that same outlook for everything, forever!
Do you have a moment to share where the terrible fear of your babies growing up just hit you like a sledgehammer?!
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19-10-2014 22:09 #1
I wish I could keep this moment...
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19-10-2014 22:50 #2
What a beautiful post x
Me 32, He 35, DS 14, DD 2
19-10-2014 22:53 #3
Oh I loved that!!
My DS (1yr old) saw an iPad for the first time about a month ago. He was lifting the right hand side trying to turn the page.
That moment will never happen again...
19-10-2014 22:57 #4
I love this post. <3
These sorts of things make me sad to think about too.
19-10-2014 23:01 #5
My DD admires herself in the mirror and thinks that she is so gorgeous (which she really is) and I feel so sad that she may have times when she just can't love herself.
20-10-2014 10:59 #6
20-10-2014 11:29 #7
I adore how positive and full of compliments dd1 is.
As hard as it is to watch because I know what's going on, I'm thankful that she isn't fully aware when other kids are being mean to her... but that's changing
Both girls still wanting kisses and cuddles before bed.
20-10-2014 12:56 #8
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