19.6.10



12 years ago, she was all mine.
Now she has been in camps for a week and just called me once.


Outgoing range in the Fine Little Day shop: the Fruit People cutting board - On sale




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33 comments:

Sanne said...

Åh, they grow up so fast :)

Jessica (Stars and Clouds) said...

I can so imagine my mum saying this!
(or worse: ...now she lives in Italy and has not time to call me).

Wanted to say I love the fruit cutting board. Once I move and have some money again, I will need to get my hands on some of your beautiful things to decorate my future apartment! Looking forward to it!

Bohemian girl said...

I am afraid of these moments.

fliss said...

Ahhh, i guess this is why i am loving every minute with my 3rd and last as i think this day wont be far off the way time is flying.
Beautiful photo.x

ploduska said...

I see. It´s heartbreaking some kind of way...

Francesca said...

You have the amazing ability to say all there is to say and more in just a couple of sentences. I love this post. I'm going to be there in three weeks time for the first time, and dreading it. Hugs.

kindra said...

very sweet photo!
thank goodness it's a gradual process (sort of)!

la casita said...

It's so hard to let them go...sigh!
I know that I only have few years of cuddles left!
X
alessandra

Sarah Certa said...

aw, so bittersweet. My little girl is just about to turn 1..

Jodi Anderson said...

My daughter turns 18... tomorrow. We are having a huge celebration tonight at a CocoRosie concert. Still, I have swells of grief.

Happy mom wishes to you and your growing girl.

fiasask-fialotta said...

Jag vet att det känns som ett gummiband som man håller fast med ena handen och som tänjer ut sig längre och längre bort från dig.. och så plötsligt kommer gummibandet tillbaka igen och vet du att mamma, det är man för alltid:)

lisa s said...

look at those cheeks !!!!!

Milady Productions said...

oh those cheeks!!! and you look so in love...i know it is so sad to feel the independence take a new turn. Your reunion will be allt he more sweet!

wise craft said...

Elisabeth I know exactly what you mean. Emma is 11 and I already feel it. Last year when she was away at camp she never wrote me, this year I'm still holding out hope : D
- Blair

moetjatja said...

pooh, those hard times ( I suppose) will come for me in a few years, too! oh and bless her cheeks!

Yanyan said...

I was so touched by '12 years old, she was all mine'... mummy's love

Kaylovesvintage said...

cool , just be happy that she only called you ones

Jane O Sullivan said...

pretty girls you two :)
,I know I know ...9yr old , still my girl , 13 yr hmmmmm nope , 16 yr well coming back at times :) what can we do ,so funny when they get independent (you know its what we want )

Alexandra Durão said...

I understand that feeling... Is so sad for a mum.

Felicity said...

Those cheeks, those stripes, what a cute little munchkin!

karin said...

Although it hurts, it's a good sign!!!

Fine Little Day said...

My mother recently asked me to take a photograph of her for her passport. - But it wasen't long ago I took passport photos of you mum?! - It was 10 years ago she responded. 10 years ago! Felt like 3 or 4 years ago at most. Time flyes, scary, really.

Jodi, celebration at a CocoRosie concert sounds like a sweet thing to do with a teen daughter :)

Kaylovesvintage, yes that probably means she's having a good time. That's good.

Jane, independent with good confidence, yes that's how we want them. But still very close, always.

coelho said...

ahhhh....i dread the day my babes do that to me, but know it will come! she knows you are there for her x

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Yes, before you know it they've grown up, want their independance and are towering above you (my eldest fourteen year old son is 1.88m!).
Lovely photo!

emma said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaw!!

LittlePerson said...

Sometimes,parents should try to let them go.

isoinpapu said...

I totally suck at letting go my kids. I talk of my 20 year old as " my boy", and i still make the table for eight even thou the second eldest moved from home. And that "boy" is in the army.

And everytime i count the plates wrong, i somehow think: "oh, it doesn´t matter, they come home soon, just leave the plate there and they will eat later".

I´m pathetique. Phuuuh.

Fine Little Day said...

isoinpapu, you're sweet :)

blue china studio said...

I know, time flies very quickly.

Make it Easy said...

aww how cute. baby girl growing up :-)

Milady Productions said...

independent and close...my first born just turned 15!!!! i can't believe it...i almost feel like she's growing up and im not, like im losing my favorite playmate.
being a grwon up is overrated anyways! :)

objectsofwhimsy said...

I know how you feel just spent 5 days with mine and her boyfriend and I cant stop seeing my little baby girl in this beautiful grown up 24 y o. I suppose its ongoing ;)

Journal de jours said...

I really love this picture, past and present. Lovely.