On Monday, Ilona turned 5 years old. 5 years that flew by quickly. 5 years that I can simply name “pure happiness”. I feel the happiest woman in the world. When I look at my kids, I simply melt. I notice daily how “mon bebe d’amour” grows, how she sits nicely for shootings, how she smiles without any complaint, and how she starts to borrow from the “grown” attitude. And I can notice this even in her eyes – please take a closer look at the pictures and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Last week, a friend, who hasn’t seen Ilona for over a year, was stunned of how much she grew. Not only in weight or height, but also behavioral. Ilona is, even though I don’t notice it because I see her daily, more disciplined than a year ago, more patient, and more obedient. This definitely confirms that the kindergarten that Nicolai and I choose for her couldn’t be more appropriate.
How do you manage the fact that, without realizing, your children grow right under your eyes? I can only think that, with the speed that time passes nowadays, we’ll wake up with teenage children and a different kind of problems. It feels like yesterday we found out that I’m pregnant. I remember the moment I held her for the first time, the moment she started to walk or talk, better that what I’ve done this week-end. And now… she’s grown. OK, we can’t stop time. The question is how to enjoy and cherish every moment spent with them?
Sweater: Simonetta (Ilinca Store)
Pants: Simionetta (Ilinca Store)
Boots: Naturino (Naturino Store)
Photo: Lasc Media