26 Jul 2015

A Summer of Memories

J broke up from nursery school this Friday and I have just spent the weekend organising his uniform for the start of reception in September. It is hard to believe, but my son is on the verge of the single biggest transition of his little life. It will be the first time he will be away from me for hours on end, five days in a row. How will my little J cope? Quite well, I think. How will I cope, I do not know.

A Summer of Memories

The fact remains that these are our last few days together as constant companions before school starts and my little boy gets sucked into the doldrums of structured education. I do not wish for him to remember his mother as this hormonal, crabby, obsessive cleaner who could not look up from her computer screen even when the sun was shining.

I do not know what J remembers of his first four years of life. I know he has terrific recall. He can tell me things that happened over a year ago with infinite detail, things that have slipped my consciousness. But he never lets on to what he remembers about his mother from his early days. Just as I cannot give him details about his last four years without help from photo or diary prompts. Perhaps he, like me, refreshes that picture on a minute-by-minute basis given that we are in constant collusion with each other, every waking minute of every day.

One thing I do know is this. I want my son to look back and remember this summer for all the right reasons. I want it to be a summer of doing things we both love and enjoy, from lazy pyjama days to chasing bubbles in the garden.

There will be days out visiting places, doing things. We will have our walking holiday as planned. But most of all, all I want is to spend time with my little boy, just him and me, mum and son. A time spent building an enduring and endearing friendship. A time spent bonding over everything and nothing. A time without structure, with no regrets and no wistful longings.

A time of building memories. Memories of being together, where we play together and laugh together. Where he talks and I listen. 

Memories that we can both cherish and look back on with happy smiles. Memories of these last few days before school begins.

17 comments:

  1. It's important to make lovely memories and as bloggers we are fortunate that we have a place to keep those memories on our blogs! I hope you enjoy your lovely summer- school will be here before we know it!

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  2. Awww I hope you have a wonderful summer together before he starts school. x

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  3. I am in the same boat as you, My oldest goes of to full time school this September and I feel like im going to be lost without her by my side!! x

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  4. Aww! I hope you have a fantastic summer making memories.....September will be here in a flash! Eek! x

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  5. This is so sweet... Have a very beautiful summer you two :)

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  6. aw how lovely is this i hope you all have a lovely summer

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  7. I started my blog the last summer before Maxi started at Preschool. I was bereft that I was loosing my boy in to the school system! He is ten now

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  8. I bet the transition will be hard at first but there is no way around it... your will have to get used to the new routine
    I hope you guys have a wonderul summer!

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  9. Love making memories its so important .have to say its going fast.

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  10. Have a wonderful time making some fantastic memories :) x

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  11. I remember our last summer before daughter started school. I wanted to cram so much in because I knew I'd miss her so much.

    Enjoy every minute!

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  12. Awww, I hope you have an amazing summer - I know that the summer holidays were always my favourite time as a child and I remember one summer my mum was off work for most of it and it was just the best summer ever!

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  13. Awww have a fab time making amazing memories. xxx

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  14. Oh I am in exactly the same place - my 3, soon to be 4 year old starts in September too - pass the tissues!! - and like you, I intend to make the most of this summer.

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  15. Such a lovely post. We are in the same position. I have been fortunate spending so much time with her and will miss her like crazy in September, I know she will enjoy herself but it's so hard letting our little people grow up isn't it?!

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  16. Ahh such a wonderful post, it must feel a bit like the clock is ticking. It certainly does here! POD finished pre-school today and starts reception in September. I'm trying not to think about it! We do have a bit of time between now and then to do things though I hope. Would be lovely to do that :)

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  17. I think you have made some lovely memories this Summer from following your blog and social media. This is something I need to think about for the next year before my daughter heads of to school and teen goes to Uni. Memories are so important aren't they

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