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.