My boy isn’t a baby anymore.
And it took me by surprise.
I know that sometimes you blink, and miss those moments. Those moments your children grow up.
I’m so used to helping my little boy climb things at the park. Lifting him over obstacles. Reassuring him that mummy’s here. Mummy’s here. It’s okay, mummy’s here, I’ll help you.
It took a moment of distraction for him to show me he’s more than capable of doing it all by himself.
(And then a moment of rapt attention for me to capture these photos!)
|I can climb! By myself!|
|Seriously, mum, all by myself!|
|I can even balance… and then climb again!|
Often, kids are more capable than we give them credit for. Maybe it’s because we try so hard to protect them. Maybe it’s because they grow up so fast that we just don’t realise how many developmental milestones they click through in such a short time.
Maybe it’s because we spend all day, every day with them, and it’s easier to think of them as being the same people they were yesterday. And the day before. And the day… you get my drift.
But they do change. Every day. Always growing, always changing. Always developing, always evolving.
Have you ever underestimated your child’s capabilities?