Time flys when you are having fun. And my gorgeous Little Button, we have been having a blast. I knew that your 5th birthday would leap out of nowhere and surprise me. Even though you have been waiting to be 5 forever… well actually since last year in fact, but forever for you.
You are so proud of your accomplishment in getting to 5 years old and already can’t wait for the big 6. Though you have only barely been in your 5 year old self for a heartbeat.
The past year has probably been the most turbulent we’ve had together. You’ve been steadily finding more and more confidence and with that has come the flurry of stubbornly shouted ‘no’s’, ‘won’ts’ and ‘well…why don’t you do it’s’. I won’t lie, in the moment it can be tough. But, secretly I’m so pleased that you have this lions roar when you want to use it and a keenness in knowing what you want and working out how to get it. My expert little negotiator.
You are not naughty. And I hope you can forgive me for the times I have said that you are in the heat of the moment. You are inquisitive and love using experimental ways of finding out an answer. A little scientist in the making perhaps.
What would happen if there were waves in the bath you have pondered?
Which toys would bounce and not break if dropped down the stairs? Does cake dissolve in milk? All quests in seeking answers in the best possible way… trying it out to see what happens.
You have grown so much in this last year. With one thing sticking like glue. Your kindness, which shines out of you like sunbeams. I’m pretty sure it’s a built in quality that’s never going to leave you. You make me so incredibly proud.
So, my beautiful girl, I’m sadly and very reluctantly waving goodbye to the 4 year old you. But I can’t wait for the twinkly surprises that the 5 year old you no doubt will bring.
Stay kind. Be strong. And never forget that you are completely and utterly loved. x