The Four, the Laundry, the Life… In Which No.1 turns 11.
Yes, yes, I know, it seems like only a few days ago we had a birthday in this house. That’s because we did. No.1 and Pink’s birthdays are 7 days apart (and Jolly is just before Christmas. Fine planning, indeed).
So – No.1 is eleven today. ELEVEN! It just seems so big. I know we say that every year, but this one feels like the closing of an era – I see him changing right in front of me, morphing from my darling toddler boy into the wonderful man I know he will become. This is the year he heads off to High School, and really the babyhood is behind him.
His tenth year has been a tough one for my biggest boy – he has been very ill, missed two terms of school, had doctors looking VERY hard for leukaemia, but finally diagnosed with M.E. However since the summer (the restorative powers of days and days spent with his brothers was a joy to watch) he has steadily improved, far quicker than his doctors or therapy team expected, and he’s now finally back in school most days.
So in honour of this seemingly momentous occasion (and not in any way because I did it for Pink and would be in Big Trouble if I didn’t), I’ve done another little montage of my bright, funny, silly, talks-too-much boy.
PS – do keep your eyes peeled for a small yellow Lion called.. er.. Lionel. He pops up quite regularly…