To my darling five-year-old
Sometimes when we chat over a chocolate milkshake at our favourite café, I forget that you’re my five-year-old daughter. We chat like old friends, you and I. From the weather to make up application, accessories, and your aspiration to be an ‘ice cream seller’, we get lost in conversation.
My little love, you are so completely animated, inquisitive and full of surprises. You fill my heart with so much joy. I will desperately miss our one-on-one time together when you start school next year. At the same time, I’m extremely excited for you.
You’re ready for school. I know you are shy like your sister was when she was your age, but it’s your time to blossom. You’re desperate to learn how to read, and let’s face it – you know that school like the back of your hand! You’ll totally nail it.
You are thriving at Kindy. It has been a big year for you and you’ve made me and your Daddy proud. You’ve built beautiful friendships and pushed yourself out of your comfort zone with show and tell, the monkey bars and artwork.
Life is never boring with you around, my little darling. You make me laugh and you keep me on my toes. As soon as I think I have you figured out, you flip everything on its head.
You’re a woman who knows what she wants – and if that means wearing the same pair of shorts six days in a row or wearing gloves and gumboots partnered with shorts and a tee – I’ve learnt there is no stopping you! You’re going places in this world, my love. I will be watching you in awe and supporting you every step of the way.
And while you may be strong and brave in much that you do, you have an absolutely gorgeous softer side to you. Besides giving the best ‘huggles’ and smooches in town, you love nothing more than cuddling up into my nook with your thumb in your mouth and Raggie under your arm.
I often wake to hear you singing in your bedroom or happily playing families with your Beanie Boos. You’re very good at entertaining yourself and love getting lost in your own imaginary world.
I’ve loved watching you show your nurturing side lately taking friends and cousins, who are younger and smaller than you, under your wing.
Your favourite things at the moment are puzzles and Lego. You love building and creating and could spend hours playing with Lego if I let you.
You and your sister get along well – aside from the sly slap, pinch or hair pull here and there. Your game of choice these days is Barbies, My Little Ponies and Lalaloopsy.
I hope when you read this one day when you’re older, it will bring a smile to your face.
Thank you, my darling, for filling each and every day with happiness. Your Daddy, sister and I are so blessed to have you in our lives.
Happy fifth birthday!
Love Mummy xx
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