Monday, 9 November 2015

Family time | Its important

Hello lovelies
Today is going to be a post all about the importance of family time. I see my family an awful lot but we never really go out and do anything. A few weeks ago it was the school holidays, me, mum, my aunt and my cousins all went out to the park and then went to an amazing pancake and waffle place. It was so nice to spend time just with them. Away from everything and to just shut the rest of the world out for a few hours.

As I'm getting older I feel like my cousins are growing up so much faster than I can keep up with. The gorgeous little baby that I cuddled when she was first born is now at senior school, the handsome blue eyed baby that could fit in my baby Annabelle pram is now in size 8 shoe and is almost as tall as me. The cuddly little baby that I made a baby hamper for started school two months ago. It's scary to think that in such a short amount of time, they've changed so much and I feel like I don't see it happen.

My family is the most important thing in the world to me and it was so nice to talk to them and just get to know then more. Family isn't just blood, its the people who love you unconditionally and want to see you happy and who you love not matter what. It's nice to see what they think of things and their views of the world now that they are young adults. I do feel really old though, I was around to see them go from a small bump in my aunts stomach to little humans crawling around the place and now to see them grown up is so  weird. I've seen the them most days since they were born and I'm so proud of who they've all become. 

We talked about our family holidays, we haven't been on a big family holiday since my youngest cousin was a baby. I want to go away again, to Devon where we all have so many fun memory's. I want to spent more time with them because my family are truly wonderful. My aunt and uncle have always been like an extra set of parents. I don't tell them enough but I love them with all my heart. 

A few weeks ago my aunt said that she's nothing important, she's just an aunt and I felt awful. I talked to her about it because she's not just an aunt, she's so much more than that. She's someone who I know will always love me, will put me in my place when I'm in the wrong, she wants the best for me and is always proud of what I achieve. She seemed a little stunned when I said that she was more than an aunt. She said that she's always loved me and my sister like her own and that what makes her so special. Not only has she got room in her heart for her kids, she's got room for us as well.

As we get older I think we don't spent the time we should with out families. We need to make more time in our lives to spend it with the people who are truly important. The days when I get to just spend with my mum are truly the best. Me and my mum are little pooh bear and Christopher robin from Winnie the pooh. Shes the one who helps me, cheers me up and gives the best cuddles when she knows I need them most.

My dad has worked his socks off in a job that he doesn't partially enjoy for over thirty years to put a roof over our heads. He wants whats best for us and although I will get stroppy with my mum and dad, I know that its wrong and so disrespectful. I think every family has its problems but trust and respect is the key element to a happy home. I will always be grateful for everything my parents have done for me. They've stuck by me when my decisions probably aren't the best. They supported me through so much that I'm just so thankful that they didn't turn their backs on me. 

Even my sister, she's changed and that upsets me but no matter what she does or what she's says she will always be my big sister. I always have and I always will love her with all my heart and I just wish that she could see the importance of her family as well. We all need to right our wrongs in life and just accept that no ones perfect but we all need to treat each like equals, with respect and to remember who we really are.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that in today's society where everyone is either work obsessed, glued to their phones or caught up in their own problems, we need to just take time out and spend time with the people we love and care about most. One day they might be gone and I bet that we'll regret not spending time with them when we had the chance. Make each and everyday with your family count. Money can buy a lot of things but it can't buy a genuine smile form the people you love. Gifts are great but not rewarding. I helped my little cousin write and spell the word crumble last week. Its sounds weird but she was so happy that she could do it and I was so happy just watching her learn how to spell words that we don't even think about spelling. Money can't buy the money's I hold from when I four that I treasure. 

Everything in the world can be replaced except the things we love the most. So put down your phones, get off netflix and go and spent time with the people you love the most in the world. 

I know that was a very pointless post but its something that I felt I needed to talk about. If my family read this then please know that yes, were definitely not perfect. We have our ups and downs but I wouldn't trade you the world. You all mean so much to me and the time we spend together does mean the world to me. 

Lots of love,
Chloe xxx

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