At 7:15 this morning, Liam hit the big five year mark. Probably the biggest milestone since 12 months, and the last really big one before ten years. It's hard to believe, and yet easy at the same time, because he started school last month, and now he just seems older somehow. Like a five-year-old.
I'm not sure how much of it is to do with him starting school, how much to do with comparing him to Mikaela, and how much to do with the fact that he really is five now, but he seems to have grown up enormously in the past few months. A year or so ago I was saying what a boy he seemed like now, not a toddler any more at all; just on the cusp of being a school kid, rather than a little kid. But now I see that a year ago he was still barely more than a toddler. Now he's a school kid. My little boy.