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#dogrowup

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Even though the much-used #dontgrowup or #stopthetime hashtags are obviously meant in a sweet way, they always make me cringe a little. Of course we want our children to grow up — we want them to flourish surrounded by love and support, to discover the world around them, to develop their own style, to build their characters — guided by their parents to their best abilities. Life goes on, always, after good times and bad times. And that is exactly what makes life so beautiful! Anyway, just a little thought to start the morning with. (Phew!)

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What I really wanted to write is how cool I think the Simple Long Sleeve Tees by Over + Over are. I brought some back for Pim from the ShopUp last week and they’re just perfect. I love the relaxed style, the beautiful colours, the dropped shoulders and hem. The perfect tee for kids that are growing up! (Pim still fits the biggest size in some colours that run big, but I’m trying to convince Corey, the owner/designer, to go up a few sizes with these. Fingers crossed!)

xxx Esther

PS jeans from Imps&Elfs


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Comments (15)

Sofia
October 5, 2016

You are so right! Yes, #dogrowup, because it is something beautiful – let’s show this to our kids. And, besides, our babies don’t want to stay babies forever, they love to grow up too… I realize this everytime we celebrate my sons’ birthdays – they are all joy and content. So, cheer up parents!


Sofia
October 5, 2016

ps: and Pim! what an handsome boy he is.


Esther in Amsterdam
October 6, 2016

Thank you! x


Sophie Childs
October 5, 2016

Guilty🖐🏼, but at the same time, I’m loving watching my two girls grow up. It’s a truly amazing journey.


Lara
October 5, 2016

Ok I’ll take note Esther 😉. I’m
guilty of using #pleasepresspause! It isn’t that I don’t want them to grow, I love each and every stage a baby and child go thru. Each chapter is as exciting as the next! But I also treasure that sweet innocence. I want to absorb every beautiful detail. Like wanting a good movie to go on and on. I’m a romantic and always cling to things for dear life, hoping I’ve captured the moment fully. I definitely find it bittersweet how fast babies grow in their first year. But I will learn from you as mama of four, and always encourage growth (at least once they are one). 😘


Esther in Amsterdam
October 6, 2016

Haha, ok, deal 😉 x


Emilie
October 5, 2016

I wholeheartedly agree it is so great to have these amazing conversation with our kids to see them grow older just as we are also growing older!


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Fiona
October 5, 2016

Hi there, nice pictures, and I do support the ideas regarding children growing older etc., but I cannot find anything special as regards the shirt, you can see and buy such shirts everywhere, even the colour is quite ordinary.


Esther in Amsterdam
October 6, 2016

Hi Fiona, thank you for your comment and sweet feedback about the photos. But I don’t understand your criticism — I wouldn’t have shared these T-shirts with you if I didn’t think they were special! They really are — as I already said, the cut is great and the colours are deep and beautiful. There is nothing ordinary about them.


Courtney in London
October 6, 2016

It’s so funny what you’ve written about the #dontgrowup hashtags! They also make me cringe a little bit. It suddenly dawned on me earlier this year – just before Ivy turned 7, that I should not be dreading their growth and independence but rather embracing each stage as they grow up. What a pleasure it is to watch these kids grow and learn and discover!

Pim is getting so big! I remember the day he was born — it feels like yesterday you brought him home from the hospital. Growing into such an independent, sweetly confident boy. Love him so (and the t-shirt!). xx


Rachel
October 6, 2016

Very refreshing perspective, ladies! I would love to see it gain some traction!


Ana
October 6, 2016

Hi Esther, as a mother of a 13y old boy I must agree with you. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the internet is loaded with information for mothers of younger children. Blogs are predominately written by and for young mothers with babies and small children. Consequently, there are very few good bloggers addressing the older target market. Don’t take me wrong, but I sometimes have the feeling that some of those mothers wish to stay young forever (?) It can’t be done, of course, but the hashtag is there for who needs it. I don’t need it. I’m in the group of women who are done having babies. I’m in the older generation realizing now that aging is really something else. That’s why it is great to hear the perspective of someone stylish, funny and youthful in her 40’s about our beautiful grown up kids. Please, keep going.


Annie from Brimful
October 6, 2016

Yes!! I too cringe when I see mothers post about not wanting their babies to grow up. Of course we all lament how our once chubby babies morph into lean little people – but there’s so much MORE beauty and excitement in watching them discover the world for themselves. I treasure the babyhoods of each of my children – but I would never want to travel back in time and stay in that stage….NOW is so much better! (And lets also note my hormones are much more stable now than those first years being postpartum 😜).


Eva
October 6, 2016

I only wish time slow down a bit and let them be kids longer.
Thanks for the recommendation! Definitely crossing fingers for larger sizes:) The colors are so pretty. On my way to order the largest size and hopefully will fit my son.


aimi syazana
October 16, 2016

im so glad im not the only one out there cringing whenever i see those hashtags..


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