Double digits

Six excited, squealing girls on school holidays. Balloons and bunting. Sleeping bags and chocolate fondue. Nachos and a peppermint choc chip icecream cake (can a moulded circle of  icecream really be called a cake?). Games of twister and statues with eagle eyed judging by the 13yo. Late night sparkler fun (with accompanying squeals..yes, many of those!). Waffles and icecream for breakfast. Icecream....for breakfast!! Morning trampoline jumps in sleeping bags and a sneaky visit to the mud slide and oak tree swing when my back was turned. Just one minor injury. Another year older. 10!  Double digits. The closing of a chapter in my parenting diary. A quiet sigh ..of both relief and contentment. And maybe even a little nostalgia.


  1. Happy birthday! They grow up sooo fast!

  2. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

  3. Aren't we glad birthdays are a once a year, one to the person,happy event? Wouldn't be near as much fun if we 'got' a party every week would it!

  4. I know how you are feeling with the double digits. James is 9 and Sienna is 7 and to me single digits still seem like little kids. James turns 10 in 6 weeks time and all I can think about is OMG he will be a teenager in 3 years times which seems like it is going to fly. The cake looked great and I'm sure it tasted equally as good. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  5. Ten is such a good age to be - still a kid but getting there but not a teenager with all that comes with it. She looks so happy!

    Cheers - Joolz x


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