The passage of time
When it comes to children, time really does seem to fly, and their birthday's highlight that time moving on. Lena will be four in a week, I'm not sure quite how that happened, it only seems a few weeks ago that she was a tiny newborn baby. As much as Lena ever seemed like a tiny newborn that is, she might be the smallest baby at 6lb 6oz, but she always has had a personality that's larger than life, and the look of someone who's been here before.
She often tells me about when she was a big girl, or a Mummy and even the other day, when she used to be a cat, but I suspect that has more to do with her over-active imagination somehow. Either way, four is nearly here, which means she's only a year from starting school.
There are of course some advantages to the children getting older, as I said, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they children do and become as they get older, and the older they get the more that they are able to do with us and each other. Just yesterday I was in the kitchen when I suddenly became suspicious that I couldn't see or hear Anja. Anyone who's ever had a toddler in the house will no that silence usually means trouble. I quickly had a look around, and found her having a lovely game of picnics in the hall way with her big sister. A couple of months ago she wouldn't have dreamt of sitting down and playing with her sister, just a sign that she's getting older.
They're all growing up so quick, it really is bittersweet, the passage of time, but it's a lot of fun too.