Friday, 28 August 2015

Slipping through my fingers (1)

The girls received long awaited hair cuts today. Fia a trim to tidy up the nest that it usually is, and Esme, well now Esme, rather a lot off. Indeed, there was so much of her hair on the floor that if you could have spun it to gold, I reckon you would have filled an attic with several hundred troves.

It is what she wanted. Point is, she's morphed again. My 6YO daughter who came into the world 6lb15, who has grown into a beautiful little girl, is now growing some more. Reflecting with a smile at her shorter style in an instant, liking looking at her new self. Her new self with the gap between teeth between development, commenting on being ready for Junior school.

It's her birthday this week. It's so hard to believe that she is suddenly seven. Hey little girl, slipping through my fingers; finally as a mother, I want to press pause. You can stop growing now. Not all of us are ready anymore.

14 comments:

Suzanne W said...

All very ill-timed isn't it? Us wanting them so desperately to grow up and then all of a sudden, not so keen. I wrote something about that little conundrum today too. I bet she looks gorgeous with her new 'do' :) x

Bek Dillydrops said...

It all passes by so quickly. I hope she has a lovely birthday. My children are not so keen to have their hair cut. #ThePrompt

Emma Oliver said...

Ah Suzanne, I'll pop over and have a read. x

Emma Oliver said...

Esme was asking me for ages before I agreed. It's a compromise of sorts - I can still tie it up! Thanks for commenting Bek.

Redpeffer said...

I think that every time I look at my 9 year old-I can't believe I have a 9 year old!

Emma Oliver said...

I love that Iona!

Mummy Tries said...

I remember having hair so long I could sit on it, then aged 8 I announced I wanted it all cut off... and cried for at least a week because I couldn't stick it back on. It's a rite of passage... hope Esme has a lovely birthday. I can't believe that summer is almost over and we didn't get to meet up! Email me and we'll get something sorted sans girlies. Have a fab weekend xxx

Emma Oliver said...

Will def email lovely. Sans girlies... sounds divine... has it really almost been six weeks?! xxx

Gailann Houston said...

Aww, this is lovely. They grow up so quickly and we are never really as ready for that as we think we are. #theprompt

Emma Oliver said...

i'm finding that out after 7 years! Thanks for commenting Gailann

Sara Murray said...

It's funny, most of the time I am happy and excited for each new stage, but every so often I want to press pause too. Catches me at unexpected moments, and there is no way to prepare for it. Thanks so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

Emma Oliver said...

It is the one link I can find time for when I have something that fits! Great link Sara, thanks for hosting, it must be a lot of work! #thePrompt x

MummyShire said...

It's so lovely that you're getting all prepared for school - we're doing haircuts tomorrow - but wouldn't it be good if we could just press pause, just for a little while, so we can keep them with us for a little bit longer?!
#ThePrompt
xx

Emma Oliver said...

Yes. And perhaps have a forward fast button too for when they are going through a tricky phase! Thanks for commenting.