I genuinely feel cliche saying this, but, how quickly has August gone by? I feel like I blinked and its over, although many of the summer days were long, the month was short. I look back and can’t believe that tomorrow Sophia will be at school, and into Year 1.
We are blessed to experience so many of our children’s milestones, and this month I feel like we ticked off a few with Sophia. She lost her first tooth! Which still makes me feel a little teary. As soon as it started to get wobbly I remembered the feeling of having my first wobbly tooth. I used to hate the feeling, almost like it was hanging onto a thread by the time it was ready to fall out, and that sensation when it comes apart from your gum. I don’t know but its still makes me feel a bit squeamish! Sophia on the other hand was nervous for it to fall out, I think she was afraid it would hurt, but she was actually eating when her tooth fell out and she almost swallowed it. We were actually on our way home from the New Forest and we had stopped at the services to get lunch. I was ordering Mr T and I a Starbucks and she came running over tooth in hand. I was beaming, her big eyes glistening at me looking for my joy. She was so pleased and she couldn’t wait to show me. Thats the thing with being a mum, its this intense shared connection that you cant fully put into words but its there and every milestone they go through that connection like a rope is pulled. My heart, my eyes, the goosebumps its this feeling that completely takes over, its joy running through your body. They give you a little piece of their happiness and you cant help but feel it in you too. Its that connection you are given from the moment they are born. Its amazing and I haven’t done it any justice writing it down.
She also had her ears pierced which she has been asking to have done since she was about 3 years old. It was always a no and Mr T used to tell her when you are six sophia. She will be six in October and after begging us all week Mr T finally caved and said yes. Only two months earlier. She was so pleased she did cry lots, but I did ask her if she was happy and she said yes and that it was just sore. We had lots of cuddles and after her tears dried she was so pleased with her new earrings.
August was extremely busy for us as a family, we started extending our home, we have stripped our hallway to be redecorated, we did work on our garden, we finally finished the children’s room! I am just waiting for a couple more bits to arrive to finish it off before I can show you what it looks like. Mr T has done an amazing job in there and we are all so pleased with how it has turned out. I took on my neighbours job over in the evenings while she was on holiday visiting her family. Which meant when Mr T got home from work, I left. That was challenging, which was why we needed that week off together even more so then usual.
We have lots of exciting plans for the month ahead. I am looking so forward to getting back into routine. It hasn’t always been easy juggling two jobs and my children this summer. But we got through it and even though I wished the beginning of summer away a little bit I enjoyed the last few weeks so much. And I know that is down to having Mr T at home with me. It really takes the pressure off and I have had such a relaxing, fun last week of the summer with my family. I have to thank him for always providing me with the space to de stress and taking the pressure off me. He really is the most fantastic father and husband and I feel so lucky to have him. He is my best friend and everyday with him is a blessing as it is with my children. Here is to September and the rest of 2016, may it be amazing.