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6 Years Being Your Mummy

6 Years Being Your Mummy

I haven’t even started writing this yet and I can feel the lump begin to rise in my throat and my eyes prickle with the thought of the things I want to say to you, Little Man. This weekend marked 6 years being your Mummy and I don’t understand where all that time has gone.

This time 6 years ago you had been with us for just over 24 hours and I had no idea what was in store for me, for us. I had never been around babies and in all honesty, I had no clue what I was doing. But somehow, you showed me the way.

I can barely remember life before you. There were 31 years before you were placed in my arms, but all of that time seems a million years ago and all rather irrelevant in comparison. It’s become clear to me since, that all of that time leading up to you arriving, was me just passing the time until my reason for being here on this planet became apparent. Because, Little Man, you are that reason.

 

 

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Do you know, I’d never even changed a nappy before I had you? I’ve told you before that the teddy in your bedroom that wears a nappy is the first nappy I ever attempted, and it was the only one I attempted before doing yours. Thankfully I nailed that pretty quickly. And just like nappies, I didn’t really know how to do anything else either, but between you, me and your Daddy and with the help of your wonderful grandparents, we did alright. I like to think we did anyway.

Jump forward a few years and I was parenting a toddler. Chasing around after you was a whole new ball game. You kept me on my toes and made me smile every day – as you do now. It was around this time that I was more grateful of you than ever before. You got us through some really hard times when Nanny was very poorly. You gave us all a reason to wake up and keep going when things were really tough. You made us laugh when we wanted to cry and you cheered me up with cuddles made of magic. You have no idea how much you helped us all during that horrible year. I’ll forever be in your debt for that.

 

 

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We had some challenging times afterwards when you started nursery and cried for me everytime I dropped you off. Oh, how my heart ached then. But we got through that and you ended up loving it so, and making so many friends. And before I knew it I was dropping you off at school and my heart broke all over again. Where was my baby going? My tiny little 6lb 4oz baby was certainly no more and in his place, a beautiful, smart, intelligent schoolboy with the whole world at his feet. It was hard letting you go back then. Because I’ve never really got you back.

 

 

That was just over a year ago and this weekend, you turned 6. SIX! How is this even possible? You are no longer a baby, toddler, child even. You are the Little Man I have been calling you for so long and every day you amaze me.

Year 1 is a tough transition. There is little play but lots of learning. You astound me with your reading – you are incredible and I am so proud of you. Keep reading beautiful boy because it will take you places. You are your Mama’s boy for sure because you always have a pen in your hand and are always writing. Keep writing too sweetheart, and keep your imagination wild and free. You are a creative soul and I can see you going places when you are older. I’m excited to see where that might be.

 


I had such pride for you this year when you found out you needed glasses. You took to them like a duck to water. You look simply beautiful in them and they make you look even more intelligent than you did before. You are truly a little superstar.

 

 

Being your Mummy isn’t always easy. You know I have buttons and you know how to press them. Sometimes I shout a little louder than I would like. Sometimes I probably don’t tell you off when I should. It’s all swings and roundabouts. I just want you to know Little Man that I do my best for you every single day. Some days I get it wrong and some days, I get it right, at least I hope I do. You see, I still don’t really know what I’m doing, all these years later, but I do the best I can, for you. For us.

6 years being your Mummy has taught me so much. It has taught me that my love for you knows no bounds. It has taught me that nothing else really matters, only you. It has taught me that being a Mum is the most tiring, yet rewarding job in the entire world. And it’s all thanks to you.

 

 

Thank you for being mine. Thank you for being you and thank you for making me who I am today.

Happy 6th Birthday Beautiful Boy. Keep being you. Because you are perfect.

 

All my love to the stars and back.

 

Mummy xxxxxx

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. 18th December 2018 / 6:16 am

    Just lovely – and happy birthday!

  2. 18th December 2018 / 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday little man! It’s such a gorgeous post and make me feel quite emotional. I have a son too and I understand all the emotions you feel. Have a wonderful Christmas Jaki with your beautiful family xx Maria

  3. 18th December 2018 / 11:47 am

    That’s a lovely post Jaki, he’s so like you particularly in the later photos.

  4. 18th December 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Happy 6th Birthday little man and wishing you all a very merry christmas #triumphanttales

  5. 18th December 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Ah I dont know about you getting a lump in your throat but that brought tears to my eyes. It goes by so quickly doesnt it – keep enjoying every moment.
    #triumpanttales

  6. 18th December 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Oh this is beautiful Jaki. Happy birthday little man. Listen to your mum because it is all true. #TriumphantTales

  7. 18th December 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Very sweet Jaki. One of the coolest things about blogging I think is going to be that day in the future when we have posts like this for them to read.

  8. 20th December 2018 / 8:53 am

    Awwww this is so lovely. Time really flies doesn’t it. Happy Birthday little man. X #TriumphantTales

  9. 23rd December 2018 / 6:37 pm

    What a lovely post, happy birthday and love the matching glasses #triumphanttales

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