I can’t stop time, it’s official

Written by on January 29, 2014 in BLOG, FAMILY - 4 Comments

8 years oldLast night I said goodnight to the 7 year old at the bottom of our hall stairs, he stood two steps up so he was taller. I hugged him tight and said “Please stay seven forever”.

Off he went to bed, lolloping up the stairs like a labrador.

It turns out I can’t stop time because this morning at 7am an 8 year old bounded into our bedroom.

I’ll miss that seven year old. The boy who charges up and down a football pitch with such focus, talks endlessly about Minecraft, eats nonstop, gives hugs without being asked, loves his dogs, hates wildlife programmes because animals die, has a wicked sense of humour, is THE best dog walking companion.

I look forward to 8 year old adventures, surely eight is only bigger and better than seven?

4 Comments on "I can’t stop time, it’s official"

  1. Grenglish February 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm · Reply

    My son turned 4 last August and started school the week after. I do feel like time is passing so quickly and just this morning looked down at him and wished I could freeze time. He’s not my baby anymore, well he is, but he is not a baby anymore and I definitely feel he is growing up now faster than ever :-)

  2. Metropolitan Mum February 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm · Reply

    Kids’ birthdays make me so sad. Why do they grow up so incredibly quickly? And why does time go faster every year? xx

  3. English Mum January 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm · Reply

    He seems like a top drawer eight year old already. Here’s to many adventures!

  4. Rita Fantham January 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm · Reply

    Feel for you, Laura…….they grow up so fast x

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