Magic Moments – Growing Up

I had a little break from Magic Moments last week to enjoy the Canada Day long weekend and Hubbies 41st Birthday and now I’m back and full of enthusiasm for my blog.

Now I’m not entirely sure this post meets the criteria of a magic moment but I’m going to treat it as one as the alternative is to drown myself in a bottle or two of Pinot Grigio and for a monday morning that is not entirely appropriate!

My Magic moment is the realisation that my babies are not, in fact babies anymore and they have both grown into fantastic young men.  This humongous bombshell hit me while painting youngest sons bedroom on Wednesday.  Long gone are the days of Thomas the Tank Engine bedding, countless teddies, soft animals and pastel colours.  My almost teen wanted a very grown up décor.

Youngest Son enjoying his cool new room

So instead of focusing on the negatives I’m going to focus on the positives and congratulate myself on raising one child to adulthood and the other to a teen without major mishaps and with (almost) all my faculties in tact, although there are a few grey hairs now!

The Boys, 2001

The Boys, 2013


11 thoughts on “Magic Moments – Growing Up

  1. Nichola Fabfortymum

    Oh WOW, what fabulous grown up young men you have. I get sad sometimes – in fact a lot of time at how quickly my girls are growing, but then I’m also a little excited about the future and how they will turn out. I definitely think yours is a magic moment and a half, to see the product of your hard work looking so grown up and happy x

  2. Mum

    Great pic of the boys Lou and the bedroom is so cool! My favorute colou at the moment, you knw the poem about wearing purple when I get old!

    1. Lou Post author

      Yep, I know the poem by Jenny Joseph.
      When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
      With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me…

      that’ll be me too! x

  3. Jaime Oliver

    we were so on the same wave length! its still a shock that they grow so quickly dont they!

    Thanks my lovely for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I love those two photos! It goes so fast doesn’t it, as Nichola says, it’s sad but exciting 🙂 I catch glimpses of the teenager my oldest will be, interesting times ahead! Lovely post xx

  5. Jane

    WOW isn’t scary how fast they grow. Everyday I’m saying where is the time going and Ethan is only just 3! I wish we could pause time at the weekends some times just to enjoy the moments.

    The last picture reminds me of Disney World!

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