Tuesday, June 21, 2011

growing up

I stood by the side of the road and waved goodbye to my biggest boy yesterday morning as he set off on his year 5 camp. They are growing so fast, these boys. Fin will be 11 next month, and he's quite the man of the world, packing his own bags and heading off into the great unknown. Willow has become a lean, lanky 8 year old, and jasper is heading towards 4 a little too rapidly for this mama's liking.
so, feeling a little melancholy at this rapid passing of time, I came home and made jasper a new library bag. He loves to go to the library and it's high time he had his own bag, goodness knows I've made enough for other people. Owls, because he loves them too, grey cord on the bottom and for the handles and a little pocket on the front for that elusive library card and the all important receipt (if I don't have that I have absolutely no hope of knowing what we have at return time). Sweet. Now, apparently, willow needs one too.


victoria said...

I'm impressed by the idea of having a special pocket for the library card, all mykids lose theirs.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I feel you pain, our kiddies are 10 (11 in Aug), 9 and 3 1/2 - it really is scary how fast time goes isn't it and I am finding it quite painful at the moment, I just want to hold them little for a bit longer. x