George will be seven on Saturday and I’m not ashamed to admit that it’s breaking my heart how fast the years are flying by. I actually want to freeze the kiddibops and keep them small, innocent and free forever.
But I can’t.
They say every cloud has a silver lining, right? So, I figured I’d try to focus on the silver lining in the darkest cloud of my children growing up, and at the same time get my tribe to share theirs…
I’ll break the ice and go first.
The silver lining for me will be the ability to have spontaneous sex. I mean it. I can’t think of much else, apart from the fact that sex has to be scheduled in because kids are all seeing, all hearing beings that don’t miss a trick. I know a few couples who have been caught in the act, and no way is that happening to me (I know, it’s going to isn’t it?!) so we plan it as best we can. Gosh, I can’t wait to not have to think about it, but by that time I might be too old and tired to even contemplate it, or worse, not have a clue how to be spontaneous any more…
But as Jo from Ojo’s World points out, ‘Ummm, sex is harder as they get older! Because you can’t pass the noises off as cramp 😂!’
I’m totally screwed then.
Now over to the other mothers…
Leanne Cornelius from A Slice of My Life Wales says, ‘Just being able to be selfish. If you want to do nothing it’s a whole lot easier with no nagging kids!’
‘Peace and effing quiet when i am doing a shite (or less cynically when I am doing anything in the bathroom).’
-Jess from Mrs Helicopter Writes.
‘We go away in a few weeks. Jules won a holiday to Marrekesh, 5 days all inclusive but no children allowed (whoop whoop happy dance). Anyway I am most looking forward to eating, and eating in peace. Not having anyone throwing food, not rushing my food, drinking lots and not having my food stolen. I am going to take 5 hours to eat one meal :)’
-Vicky from Earth Based Fun.
Melissa from The Diary of a Jewellery Lover has a great silver lining. She says, ‘Your grown up kid will cook you tea! Mine is19 and I grant you it’s pizza but he does cook tea for us once a week (if i ask lol). Also I wouldn’t be able to travel as much as I have done this year if he was little. Also being able to have a pee in peace, I remember my son always wanted something when I was on the toilet!’
Here’s to keeping it real and to the point! ‘No more wiping other people’s bums?!’ says Alina from We Made This Life. Well, she’s got a point, right?!
Sally from Teddy Bears and Cardigans tells me, ‘Forget spontaneous sex or take the door keys off your children when they leave 😳 not funny but the best thing was our first holiday without children. No-one saying “I’m bored” or “what are we going to do now” pure bliss.’
Jo from First Time Valley Mam says her silver lining is ‘Being able to go out for food and not just Pizza Hut?! Go to the cinema not been in 4 years?!’
Finally Laura from Side Street Style explains how she’s looking forward to ‘Being able to eat the same time as everyone and also be able to finish my food. I always cook and dish up for the kids/John first, then I sit down, one wants a drink, then one’s finished, or the baby doesn’t want to sit in the highchair or another one wants more and my food always goes cold and I never to get to eat with everyone else! BOYS!!!!’ but she also adds a really sweet twist explaining that, Also I have to admit – John and I were talking about this kind of thing earlier and I said I really don’t know what I will do when they are self contained and don’t need me…I mentioned at that point I will want another baby 🙂 No jokes….watch this space in 5-6yrs time!’ Isn’t she cute?
So now I’m going to share some photos of George growing up, I hope your ovaries don’t pop!