Mama OWL Blog: Two. #theGallery

Two. #theGallery

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This week for #theGallery, the theme is TWO.

I remember each of my children vividly at age two. That isn't to say I don't remember them at other ages too of course, but by two we were well past the 'baby haze' and things are somewhat easier to picture clearly.

They were just finding themselves, learning how to communicate their likes and dislikes, how to say NO, learning new things every day. Becoming little people rather than babies, growing up all too quickly in the bittersweet way that they do.

To see them now. Wow! Even only a year on from two, E has grown so much. A & J striding headlong into the teenage years, with L & H not far behind in the tweens. Where do the years go? What happened to my cheeky toddlers & the terrible 2s? Why are they all almost as big as me?

I look at my five smiling chubby cheeked toddlers, even the one covered in his Dad's shaving foam (if they're quiet, always be suspicious) and I wish I could give them one more squidge. The time passes faster than I ever would have imagined possible & I'm determined to enjoy every minute of their childhood.

I'll leave you with this thought. This sums it up.

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
- Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

11 comments:

  1. They all look so cute - I think Aged 2 is just magic (but I don't really know past this age yet :))

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  2. Awwww!!! I've always loved that quote at the end and was so grateful to a cousin who sent it to me when I had my first child.

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  3. Aww what a lovely take on the theme x

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  4. So true, what lovely photos! I like to see my kids growing and changing, but it would be nice to slow time down just a little bit and enjoy them growing up more gradually.

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  5. awww what fantastic pictures xx

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  6. Aw that's lovely! I think that two is a really special age - not a baby anymore but still cheeky and cute to squidge! They do grow up quick don't they?

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  7. Two is such a great age! They do grow so fast. Your lot are just pure cuteness!

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  8. Cute photos and a lovely quote. 2 is a lovely age isn't it.

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  9. oh to be given just one day back to rock my baby again, just once more. x

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  10. Such lovely cheeky smiles on your two year olds.

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  11. Very cute at two, I loved you post, especially the poem x

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