There has been a big happening in the Sunny House… my little Teddy has lost his first tooth. We put it in a little leather pouch under his pillow and this morning, behold, his tooth was gone and in it’s place, was a ‘diamond!’
It seemed to have happened so very fast… one day it was loose and then a few days later, out it came. To be honest, I feel quite unprepared for my baby to have lost his first tooth and I don’t really want to think of the implications of this milestone. He’s my little one, my baby with whom I still lie with for him to fall asleep. I still dry him when he gets out of the bath and yes, it’s mostly me who still brushes his teeth! I don’t want him to get big yet. When his older sister, Kitty, lost her first tooth, it was all excitement… wow… we thought… she is ready for First Grade! How exciting! With Teddy, I have felt utterly panicked! Oh no, NO!… soon he’ll get gangly, become only interested in sport, be getting his drivers license and driving off into his future! I’m being dramatic, I know, but suddenly it’s all going way too fast. How can I slow it down? How can I pause it so that I can look at it all in it’s every tiny detail?
I can’t! I can’t slow it down and I can’t even pause it. All I can do is enjoy it… every single part of it. All I can do is be HERE, in THIS moment, while it is still happening. I have THIS precious, precious moment and, my gosh, I’m going to feel it for all it’s worth! I’m going to be IN it and I’m going to know how lucky I am to be having it.
Each stage of motherhood is magical and I know that I have to be brave enough to step forward into the future with my children. I’m not loosing anything, I’m only gaining more beautiful memories as we fly towards the sun.
Blessings and magic,