Holly Willoughby, the presenter of This Morning, shares three children with her husband Dan Baldwin. In her latest Wylde Moon newsletter, she revealed a poignant realisation about her eldest son, Harry, which many parents will be able to relate to.
Reflecting on her lifestyle brand, Holly wrote, “Last week we chatted about nostalgia and I loved reading about all your childhood memories. It’s amazing how, in some way or another, we all have such similar memories that stay with us into adulthood. This week, as I sit here with my family feeling incredibly blessed to have this time together, it’s really got me thinking about how many of these family holidays are left.”
She continued, “My eldest son, Harry, is 14 this year, and I’m sure it won’t be long before he’ll start wanting some more independence and to go on holiday with his friends instead of his mum and dad! The days where my kids need me around the clock are long gone and whilst it’s a sad way of looking at things, recognising how truly precious and short this time is, has actually helped me to remain totally present.”
Drawing a comparison to her own upbringing, Holly added, “My sister and I always joke how our mum would still bundle us up somewhere with a moat and pull up the drawbridge if she had half the chance! It’s only since being a parent myself that I now understand that need to keep your children close so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible! Can someone please stop the clock!”