In one of those moments when I was really busy (I was working from home) I hurriedly ushered my children out to play. Later one of them decides to go off swimming with their friends and they tell me they won't be back until six. This is the moment you realise that they are indeed growing up and moving on. This is my ten old who is out all day, the first summer we have deemed him responsible enough.
It is a heart wrenching moment when they stop wanting to do things with you but prefer spending time with their friends. This photo was only taken in 2007, but it seems a world away now with a soon to be 15 year old and a 10 year old.