So I'm going to have less time with both of them - and entire afternoons alone are opening up before me like vast, empty, child free spaces.
I was looking forward to the time - and being able to take on more work and fill the time with earning, contributing, and being a grown up - but more than that, now it's so close, the time feels empty, and lonely, and like it got here too quickly.
I can't believe my babies got so big. I can't believe they've grown so much, so fast, and that we're here already. How?! How did they get so big?!?!
This is the last week we'll have like this, and soon they'll be at school, and gone, away from me, and I'll have to start another whole new chapter alongside them, starting theirs.
But time doesn't fly as quickly as my boys, on their vehicle of choice, racing around the block!
Check out THESE speed demons!
Daddytwo thought that getting the dog to pull the go-kart would be fun - but he didn't like the idea, and got a bit scared. Almost as much as me! I imagine my face looked the same! Poor Dukey!
I had to wait in the front garden for the last lap to see who could win the race - and it was a fair race, each picked their vehicle - Jellybean on the go-kart, Midget Gem on his little blue scooter, and off they raced - Dukey stayed safe beside me, examining the plants sprouting up now that it's spring, and we listened to the banter as they did their lap.
Here they come on the final straight before the swoop to the house!
Midget Gem is definitely in the lead, with Jellynbean behind trying to find a way past, shouting "It's not FAIR!" (he's a DREADFUL loser, can't think which side of the family he gets that from!)
The triumphant winner!
A celebratory pose for the victor
And a cheeky photo bomb of his poor brother's shot!
A very grouchy boy insisting he wasn't even RACING anyway, because races are STUPID.
Before he dived inside, said he won the getting-into-the-house race, and insisted they both got prizes. What better prize than brotherly love and a rocket ice lolly?!