Last year some of my favourite bloggers took part in the Living Arrows linky hosted at I Heart Snapping and every week I would kick myself for not having joined at the beginning of the year. I couldn’t bring myself to start half way through as it felt like gatecrashing a party so I promised myself that I would begin at the beginning of 2015.
My photo this week came after I was putting away Bubs’ outgrown shoes to make room in our overflowing shoe cupboard. I was struck by the size difference from one to the next. Lately it feels like she’s only in them for a week before we have to buy new ones.
In the midst of the chaos that comes hand-in-hand with parenting a toddler I miss the tiny baby that fit perfectly in my arms and would stay in one place for more than a minute, but I’m also excited to meet the woman that Bubs will grow in to. Just… not yet. I would like the inexorable march of time to slow down just a smidgen please. My little girl is growing up fast; so fast that sometimes I’m afraid to blink incase I miss another milestone. There isn’t a trace of babyhood left in her now, she’s tall and lean and seems to be entirely made up of pointy elbows and scraped knees, topped with a mass of crazy curls.
At the end of the month Bubs will be starting pre-school and while she’s desperate to make friends and learn how to write her name I am most definitely not ready to add a pair of school shoes to our shoe cupboard.