A letter to my six-year-old

Sixth birthday
Dear Curly-locks

Today, you are six. Six! Six years since you made my life a better one.

I look at you and wonder where my baby has gone. There’s absolutely no sign of her today. You are tall and lean, my little string bean. Your wavy hair frames your delicate face ever so beautifully and your hazel eyes and dusting of freckles across your nose and cheeks match mine. You are truly perfect in my eyes.

Ever since you started school, you’ve become a bubbly little thing. In your sing-song voice you tell me about your adventures at Big Break and how far you can make it across the monkey bars without falling off.

You absolutely love school. You’re determined to master reading and writing and ask me every chance you get how to spell words. Your handwritten notes and drawings are scattered throughout the house. Sometimes they make sense, others they don’t. My favourites are the ‘I love you mum’ ones accompanied with an hilarious caricature of me.

You love art and craft and spend most of your time creating, cutting, gluing, sticking and colouring. Our floorboards seem to have a permanent layer of glitter over them.

Your passion for dance shows no sign of waning. Every Friday afternoon you’re eager to skip off to ballet, jazz and tap with your besties. I can’t imagine you ever not dancing. It seems to be in your blood. You can’t even walk for two minutes without breaking into a skip, twirl or leap.

While you’ve blossomed into a chatty little girl, you still cherish your quiet time. I can often find you on your bed reading or nestled into the corner of the couch thinking.

You were born with a sensitive, caring and nurturing soul. You’re an awesome big sister and would do anything to help your little sister. You even offered to wipe her bottom the other day when I was tied up.

You are my helper. I don’t even have to ask you to do things. You automatically make your bed, bring your plates over to the kitchen, and when daddy hurt his back recently you happily played nurse.

You’ve taken on a mother hen role at school helping the other kids in the classroom. I’m told you’re the first one to give someone a hug when they’re feeling sad and always volunteer to take sick kids to sick bay.

You are cautious by nature and take your time with new things. Never one to rush in, you assess the situation, look to your dad or me for reassurance and then give it a go. There’s nothing better than seeing the look of pride and satisfaction on your face when you achieve something out of your comfort zone.

Your dad and I are so very proud of you and the beautiful, smart and loving big girl you are becoming.

As always, my little love, we are so lucky to have a truly special little soul like you in our lives.

Happy birthday, sweetheart.

Love Mummy xxx

Linking up today with Essentially Jess for IBOT.

56 comments on A letter to my six-year-old

  1. Michelle V
    July 19, 2016 at 5:12 am (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter Renee! Hope she has a great day!!
    (PS I’ve got my giveaway up and running so feel free to enter!!)

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 19, 2016 at 5:19 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Michelle 🙂 I’ll pop over now 🙂

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  2. Nicole@ The Builders Wife
    July 19, 2016 at 6:48 am (1 year ago)

    Oh Renee, that made me cry a little. Such a sweet memory for your daughter to have when she is older. Bless you all xx

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  3. Raych
    July 19, 2016 at 8:50 am (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter and happy giving birth anniversary to you.

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  4. Rachel
    July 19, 2016 at 9:11 am (1 year ago)

    Beautiful Renee, happy birthday sweet girl 🙂 x

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  5. Courtney
    July 19, 2016 at 9:20 am (1 year ago)

    What a beautiful snapshot of this moment in time. Something truly special for the future curly locks to read. 💜

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Courtney 🙂 x

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  6. Vanessa
    July 19, 2016 at 9:22 am (1 year ago)

    Happy Birthday! Six is getting big 🙂

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  7. Jodi Gibson
    July 19, 2016 at 9:52 am (1 year ago)

    Oh Renee, tears! How beautiful xx

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  8. Beck @craftypjmum
    July 19, 2016 at 10:48 am (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday to your beautiful girl Renee. xx

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  9. Denise
    July 19, 2016 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

    Such a gorgeous letter for your girl to read when she’s older. Happy Birthday Miss 6:-)

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  10. Tonia Zemek
    July 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh, she sounds so adorable. It’s her birthday but she is the gift, right? Such a lovely post and one I’m sure she’ll cherish for years and years to come. Enjoy the celebrations.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Tonia 🙂

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  11. Bec Senyard
    July 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Esther turns 6 in a couple of weeks and she is so excited. Happy Birthday to your darling curly locks. She truly is a delight. xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Bec 🙂 Six is such a fun age x

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  12. Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    July 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday baby girl! We have one here next week too. When did our babies get so grown up??

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm (1 year ago)

      So exciting!!! They need to stop growing lol.

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  13. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    July 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Lovely words for your birthday girl (she shares a birthday with the hubster, bit of trivia for you!). Reading this reminded me a lot of what my own Miss 19 was like at that age.

    TeamIBOT x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm (1 year ago)

      Happy birthday to your Bear 🙂 x

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  14. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers
    July 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm (1 year ago)

    That’s so sweet. I write a letter to my girls each birthday too, they are not so interested at the moment but I’m keeping them in a “special things” box for when they are older. Happy birthday to your lovely Miss Six.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Vicki. Yes, when they’re our age I’m sure they’ll be a lot more interested 🙂

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  15. EssentiallyJess
    July 19, 2016 at 7:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday beautiful girl!
    Renee she sounds amazing. You must be so proud. Well done on raising such a wonderful human being. xx

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  16. Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad
    July 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my five and half year old sounds so similar to your little lady. So keen to learn and embrace everything new. What a great outlook! Lets hope it never deserts them! Happy Birthday Curly locks! x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm (1 year ago)

      I know right!! Thanks Vicki x

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  17. Kathy
    July 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm (1 year ago)

    So sweet Renee. Happy Birthday Curly Locks. With your girl’s sensitive and cautious nature, yet bubbly spirit and love of dance, she reminds me of our gorgeous girl – about to become a teenager (gulp)! next week. X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh my gosh! A teenager! I hope you’re ready 😉 x

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  18. Jo @ You had us at hello
    July 20, 2016 at 12:52 am (1 year ago)

    Oh, she sounds like a real sweetheart Renee! Six is so big!! We’ll have one in our house too in a few weeks. Six really makes you sit down and wonder doesn’t it. Well done Mum xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm (1 year ago)

      It sure does, Jo! It seems like she was only just born 🙂 x

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  19. Mandy @ Barbie Bieber and Beyond
    July 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Awww they grow up so fast! Soon you will be teaching her to drive, watching her graduate school and celebrate her entry into adulthood. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous girls and make the most of these special times, because they go by so fast!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 29, 2016 at 11:52 am (12 months ago)

      They sure do, Mandy! Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  20. Robyna | The Mummy & The Minx
    July 21, 2016 at 10:10 am (1 year ago)

    Happy Birthday gorgeous little one – please retain all the sweetness (and helpfulness) as you grow.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 29, 2016 at 11:53 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Robyna 🙂

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  21. Lily
    July 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy birthday to you. And enjoy your time no matter how old are you

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  22. Kit@lifethroughthehaze
    July 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm (1 year ago)

    What a beautiful letter. Hope she had a beautiful birthday!
    xxo

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 29, 2016 at 11:53 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Cathy 🙂 x

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  23. Tegan
    July 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Gorgeous post! Happy birthday to your daughter for Tuesday xx

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