Heather has been suggesting we allow Isaac the opportunity to wash our cars for a while. Given that he is an avowed neat freak – borderline OCD, if you ask me – who thoroughly enjoys tidying up and helping us clean the house, it wasn’t exactly the biggest leap of faith to believe he might enjoy a bit of bucket-and-sponge work.
He has already moved on to thinking about Christmas, but Isaac turned four on Tuesday. Four! How quickly the time passes, and how quickly he continues to change. Reading back on what I wrote about him after his third birthday and then at the mid-point of his fourth year makes me realise just how much has happened in his life in barely 12 months.
I want my little boy back. It’s not that I’ve lost Isaac as such. But there is no escaping the fact that he is no longer the innocent little toddler which, in some way, he will always be in my mind’s eye. In his place is an increasingly aware boy who is fast discovering the reality of the world he lives in, with all that is good and bad about it. It is a double-edged sword, a bitter-sweet moment, and although I know I have to let go of his hand at some point, I am finding it one of the hardest things I have had to do as a parent so far.
Once a child starts to lose his innocence, you cannot put the genie back into the lamp. I know it has to happen eventually – but did it have to be so soon?
Our elder son Isaac is fast approaching his fourth birthday but from an early age he has always […]
You wouldn’t think a simple thing like a new bed would cause such levels of excitement, would you? […]
There was no cake, no candles and no presents, but we did pause briefly to note that our […]
Now that he is beginning to grasp the concept of periods of time, Isaac has been asking “am […]
I never thought I would say this, but I genuinely dread the day when Isaac comes home and […]
Hello everyone. It’s Isaac here. Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve hijacked Dad’s PC for a bit while he’s […]
Yesterday was a momentous day in our household: the dreaded return to work. No, not me, silly. It […]
At 11.27pm this evening, it will be exactly one year since Toby – or to give him his […]
If you will indulge me for a moment to enter into ‘proud father’ mode, I wanted to mark […]