Ten things I will miss when my children grow up…

Ten things I will miss when my children grow up…

Recently I wrote about the things that I won’t miss when my girls grow up , but there are a hundred things that I will miss…

In fact it makes me sad when I think about the things that I will miss and how will I know that it might be the last time I get to do it. I will just cherish every single one of them, as if they were the last time.

This list could be a lot longer, but here are a few of the things I will miss…

  1. Being woken up by the sound of Holly calling ‘mummy’ from her cot and lifting her out for that first squeeze of the day.
  2. Feeling their little hands in my hand, as we walk along. I wish I could hold onto them forever.
  3. How excited they get when they hear the key in the door and they know daddy is home. Running to the door and being scooped up and into his arms.
  4. The way the girls are always looking for each other. Especially Holly calling ‘Alliccee’ is just to cute.
  5. Alice telling me she loves me at least fifty times a day, she is such an affectionate little girl.
  6. All of us snuggling in our bed at the weekend and taking a slow start to the day. Snuggles in bed are the best!
  7. That they want to spend every minute of their day with me, sometimes is can be suffocating. But, I know I will miss it when it’s not cool to hang out with mum!
  8. Those snuggles from Holly when she has just woken from her nap and just wants me to hold her tight. I could squeeze her all day long.
  9. Taking them to the park and the swing bringing them both so much happiness. My girls love a swing.
  10. When only my cuddles will do, when only I can make it all better, when they just want their mummy. Hopefully they will always need me, just in other ways. I know I still need my mum.

Writing these down makes me appreciate them even more if that’s possible. All of these happen most days and I just can’t imagine a world where they don’t happen, a world where my girls won’t be little anymore. Yes, they drive me mad most days too, but they really do bring so much happiness to my life…



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  1. 22/04/2016 / 10:26

    I write a lot of ‘things they don’t’ posts, but perhaps I should focus on ‘things they do’ instead! #thelist

    • 27/04/2016 / 23:22

      I love your posts! It would be lovely to see you twist it around x

  2. Lisa
    22/04/2016 / 11:26

    Its so true. I don’t think I appreciate the small things as much as I should just now and I when I think about it, I know I will miss them when she is older. 🙁 how do people cope with empty nest syndrome lol. Holly is only 3 and im fearing it already!!
    Great post


  3. 22/04/2016 / 21:35

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful post ! I can relate so much to this! Everything you write I’m reading and agreeing. My two are the same, these are the best years #TheList

  4. This is such a beautiful post and I think my list would be very similar to yours. So many precious moments to be cherished. I particularly love the fact that Alice tells you she loves you about fifty times a day and Holly just wants to be snuggled after her nap. Those slightly-sleepy cuddles are the best! 🙂

    • 27/04/2016 / 23:19

      Thank you. It brought a tear to eye writing it, thinking about a time when these things wouldn’t be in my life x

  5. 24/04/2016 / 00:13

    Oh my goodness such a cute and sweet post x

  6. 25/04/2016 / 11:48

    Aw how lovely. I will really miss the snuggles too. They are the best bit of being a parent #tenthings xx

  7. Fern
    25/04/2016 / 17:00

    Aww lovely post, I dont really want my littlies to grow up. They are getting too big already.


  8. 26/04/2016 / 19:48

    In one way I am looking forward to Ava growing up and doing all these new developmental things but reading your list makes me think of all the little things that I will miss to #TenThings

    • 27/04/2016 / 22:33

      I know exactly what you mean, You should read my other post!! x

  9. 28/04/2016 / 13:33

    Ahh, I was holding my 2 year old’s hand as we walked her brother in to school this morning and I thought how much I’ll miss that when she’s older and too independent to want to do it any more! Lovely list. x #TheList

  10. 05/05/2016 / 23:16

    You’ve made me a bit emotional with this post! My boys are 10 and almost 12 now eek. I used to love that special smile when they first woke up…. now they’re mostly grumpy as they don’t want to get up for school 😉

    Thanks for linking up to #TenThings
    Stevie x

  11. Mary Foster
    11/06/2016 / 20:19

    What a lovely post! I’m going back to work soon and I’m thinking about all the things I’m going to miss already and it makes me want to cry!

    You go to bed exhausted everyday, but each day has infinite wonderful moments! You notice them so much more when you know you won’t be spending every minute with them :'(