'when did your feet become (almost) the same size as mine!'
That's what I've been pondering allll day.
When did my beautiful, talented 'little' girl get feet that are nearly as big as mine. That and how did she get to be nine so fast. Surely it was only a few years ago she was a tiny bundle of so much wrapped up joy that we tried so hard to have and waited even longer to happen.
Almost all grown up, though she'd argue she already was...when that girl gets an idea into her head.
We've got to the 'magical' age...do you remember it well? I do. Witches and wizards, spells and magic with the added twist of ponies. From C.S.Lewis to J.K. Rowling, the original Black Beauty series and Bewitched! I tried really hard to find all the things that would indulge and fill her imagination.
But there's no escaping reality for me, my darling daughter is nine today. Already eyeing up my shoes, pinching my clothes and just two inches off being the same height as me.
Not wanting to be one of 'those' mums but do you reckon at some point that works in reverse?
All words and photographs © Nina Nixon
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