Things are afoot. Last week we spent a while buying big school uniform, for a big school. Girl1 was bouncing with excitement- a tie, a blazer, PE kit (with special pants). No child has ever looked forward to September as much as this one is.
Occasionally there are chinks in her childish joy at life. Sometimes she retreats to hide in her room and listen to music. Sometimes this hogger of the limelight gets self concious and turns away from the camera. Sometimes she doesn’t want to play with her sister.
Girl2 has decided to set aside some of her familiar comforts. She has decided to be a tidy person. A big girl.
Nothing strange or unusual there. All to be expected. If we’re lucky, our children grow up.
My heart swells for my wee pets. They’re regular little girls, taking steps forward in their worlds. They’re taking novelty pics to send to a tv programme. They investigate Primark and New Look. They play house. They are the tech gurus for those items that would make The Brother laugh. They giggle and squabble and look after each other.
Let’s enjoy the changes and the chaos while we can.