Things have been a bit busy and chaotic round here and because we were in Cornwall for your birthday I am only now managing to write this letter to you. One thing you will learn about me is that I hate to be late so this is a rare thing. But something had to give and this was it. We have been having lots of fun I promise.
You are now Three. You had a party with ‘all your people’ as you like to call them. It was meant to be in the park but it rained so we had it in the church hall. You had a spaceship cake and when it came out and everyone started singing happy birthday you cried and needed your Mummy. You really don’t like being the centre of attention in a large group at all.
You are still very clingy and shy at times. New places, people and situations scare you and it takes you a while to warm up but once you do there is no stopping you. You are still a cautious person through and think things through deeply before doing anything. The complete opposite to your sister who goes at everything full pelt and worries about the consequences later.
The two of you are still very close and do absolutely everything together except the couple hours a week when one or other of you is at a swimming lesson. You swim so well now, and at your age this is brilliant. You love swimming on holiday with Grandad Derek, Ben and Chloe. At your lessons you are now in on your own without Daddy. We are so proud of you.
You love to make up games and you have a brilliant imagination. You are as happy playing by yourself as you are playing with others. You get better every day at scooting. I love seeing your confidence grow. You like going to the park and playing football. You still have your Bubba all the time. You don’t sleep much during the day unless you are at nursery. You love cars and animals and chasing your sister. You love watching films and would watch all day long if I let you. At the moment you just want to watch Rio or How to Train your Dragon.You can use the toilet like a big boy. Potty training in the end was relatively painless, and I am glad we waited until you were ready.
You really like the beach now and are no longer afraid of the sea. You love running in and out of the sea, being chased by the waves. You even went in up to your waist with Daddy this summer. You like to be a Knight or a Superhero. Mostly this means you charge around a lot shouting. Your favourite books at the moment are Rosie’s Walk and Monkey Puzzle. You love cooking and baking. You like to draw and you love stickers.
You talk a lot of nonsense but you know it. You think you are very funny. You chatter all day long. All sentences usually contain the word ‘Actually’ or ‘Just’. You call me ‘Your Majesty’ when you want something. You also call me Kelly a lot which bugs me. I am Mummy. You are very definite about what you want and if you don’t get it you cry. This gets old very quickly. You can be a real whinger, and you seem to cry a lot, but most of it is just when I say no. You like to ‘share’ with Kate but usually this just means that you finish your snack and then start ‘sharing’ Kate’s.
We have a chat and a snuggle after stories and before bed each night. I love this time that is just ours and we talk about what we did that day and what is going to happen tomorrow. We have a big squeeze and a few kisses. Last night I taught you to rub noses, a special kind of kiss, you thought that was hilarious.
I love you so much dear boy with your funny face and gangly legs and constant chatter. My life would be very quiet and dull without you in it. Thank you for making me smile, for being a caring sensitive soul that loves his Mummy. Thank you for the light and laughter that you bring into our days. You are my favourite boy and don’t you ever forget that.
Love Mum x