Precious Moments…

Jess McGlynnJanuary 26, 2015

This September Eli will start at school.  Whilst I am excited for this next stage for him, I am also going to be incredibly sad to lose the special time that we have together right now.

With Meg, I had two years before Eli came along to spend each and every day with her.  I got to learn her little quirks, the way her inquisitive mind works and to see her beautiful personality develop as well as experiencing the more trying parts which come from having a child who is both extremely intelligent and extremely stubborn!  With Eli it was certainly harder to find that one on one time until Meg started school and now he is at preschool our time has been condensed into just two and half days.

He is such a little charmer and comedian.  Mixed in with limitless energy, an inability to sit still for more than two minutes, constant chatter and a certain disregard for the rules is a little boy who is very eager to raise a smile, who is quick with a cuddle and a kiss, who must tell me how much he loves me at least ten times every day and who is always ready with a song.  Where Meg can be shy when the spotlight is on her, Eli has no such qualms and has often been known to reveal details to perfect strangers we’d much rather he didn’t!

I adore our time together and I know I will be in pieces come September when I have to send him off to school.  If he is anything like his big sister then he will be more than ready but I’m not sure that I am!

For right now, I am enjoying this amazing age he is at, where every day brings something new and exciting and when I am constantly being challenged to keep up with a little boy who has a boundless amount of energy and imagination.  A truly precious time.


  • Claire@ClarinasContemplations

    January 27, 2015 at 20:00

    Love that last photo Jess! Awww… we'll miss these little kiddos when they start school in September, won't we?!

  • Maria

    January 28, 2015 at 15:50

    He sounds so precious! I can understand how you'll miss his company come September. It's so bittersweet, isn't? Watching our children go and letting go if little facets of their life with us. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing

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  • Merlinda Little

    January 29, 2015 at 14:27

    My son is at foundation stage now and he is at school almost whole day and some parts of the day I miss him so much that I need to see a photo or a video of him. #sharewithme

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    January 29, 2015 at 21:27

    Love the photos Jess such precious. I know what you mean it's a sad and happy times for the future coming along for so many of us bloggers come September. I am the opposite whereas I had so much just me and Buba time I am more excited that MM will finally have this time just me and her when he starts in school. But can't imagine how I will feel when she starts right after. I will come for advice then. lol Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  • Holly Hollyson

    January 30, 2015 at 17:38

    Little pet!! No idea how I would cope with the school in September thing! Seems kind of cruel that mothers have to spend their little ones off to school for such long days.

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