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Day Three - "When I Grow Up I Want To Be..."

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Day Three - "When I grow up I want to be"....


About two weeks ago I was walking to the shops pushing Emilie in her pram and James was hopping along beside me. I had a sudden moment of.. "Wow.. I have two kids!" Okay, that might sound really strange and now you all probably think that I'm some kind of crazy person! What I mean is that in my head I still think that I am 18 years old. I don't feel any different now that I am nearing the big 3-0.. I look at James and wonder where the time went. How did he get to be 5 and half years old and going into year one at school? Wasn't I just living it up in nightclubs and dancing the night away? 

I wonder if I will ever feel my age.. I wonder if I will ever feel like a grown up! (I promise that I do act like one.. I raise my children, I run a home, I pay my bills :)  )

So.. "When I grow up I want to be..." as happy as I am now.. I want to be here at home when James & Emilie are teenagers and walking home from school to find me in the kitchen making their dinner.. I want to be the one that they come to when they have boy/girlfriend problems. When I grow up I want to be there with Emilie on her wedding day as she gets dressed and at the hospital with James when he welcomes his first child. I want to be surrounded by Grandchildren on a Sunday afternoon as I prepare a family roast dinner, listening to their laughter coming from the living room. When I grow up I want to be surrounded by the people that I love and the friends that I cherish. I want to have phone conversations with old friends that last for hours. When I grow up I want to spend time travelling with Anthony like we did before welcoming our kids. I want us to have lazy Saturday mornings... When I grow up I want to be.... As happy as I am now.. 



“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon.



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  1. I've never felt my age (sometimes I probably don't act it either). I see people I went to school with and thing "gosh they are/look/etc SO old (but in a nice way...ha)...and then I remember that I am their age. Yikes. LOL

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  2. What a beautiful, beautiful, post. You've made me cry. This is totally wonderful. Sometimes I stop, aswell, and despite everything that has happened to us, I think, 'I'm so happy. I just always want to be this happy'. Thank you for your post, so so wonderful xxx

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  3. Your answers sound so much like mine!! It's funny how as mommas, we start thinking of grandchildren already. Such a beautiful post--I can't wait to have two kids. It must be surreal!

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  4. I still feel like I'm 18. When people ask me how old I am, that's what I tell them. Haha! But having my daughter has made my perspective in life different. Just like you, I just want to be home with her. That's where I'm the happiest. Great post!

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