To My Brightest Button, For Your 5th Birthday

 

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.

 

Birthday

 

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.

 

Birthday

 

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.

 

Birthday

 

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

 

 

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43 Comments

  1. September 26, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Gorgeous letter to your little girl. She sounds like a real sweetie and a credit to you. Love your bath drawing, it looks all too familiar! #dreamteam

  2. September 26, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Oh this is beautiful Annette! Gorgeous Little Button! Happy 5th birthday, I’ve loved getting to know you through your Mum’s lovely words! xxx #DreamTeam
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  3. September 26, 2017 / 9:54 am

    awww what a heartwarming post to read, happy 5th birthday to your daughter X #dreamteam

  4. September 26, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Awww adorable! My Little Man is 5 in December so I relate to this a great deal. #dreamteam
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  5. September 26, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Such a lovely post and way to document your daughter growing up. It flashes by in the blink of an eye. Happy Birthday little button xx

  6. September 26, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Beautiful post. Happy birthday to your little button. Mine just turned 3 but the way you describe your daughter I can tell they are a lot alike. I’m guessing I’ll have all to look forward to. #DreamTeam

  7. September 26, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Aww so lovely! Love the bathroom drawing! happy birthday to your little girl, such a lovely Post! #dreamteam

  8. September 26, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    This is adorable. What a beautiful little girl you have! #DreamTeam

  9. September 26, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Happy birthday Little Button. Its can be a little difficult when you want to encourage them to be confident and independant but also have to deal with trying to get them to do the things you ask, but the rewards are well worth it #dreamteam
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  10. September 27, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter – what a lovely message.#DreamTeam

  11. September 27, 2017 / 10:02 am

    What a lovely post! Adore your bath time picture (Lol) it looks just like my bathroom at bath time!

  12. September 27, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Oh this is lovely! They grow so quickly! Love the drawing of bathtime, it’s a bit like that in our house and shes only 3! Dread to imagine what she will be like at 5. x #dreamteam
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  13. September 27, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Happy 5th Birthday. The days are long but the years are short. Is a saying I only really understoof once I became a mom. #DreamTeam

  14. September 27, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Wishing one of my very favourite 5 year olds a wonderful year of fabulous fivedom. Your little Button is such a huge credit to you Annette. Beautiful post. (Runs off to see if cake actually does float in milk…) x
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  15. September 27, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Lovely post of your beautiful flower. Wishing her all the best and more years of exploring. #dreamteam

  16. September 27, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I love this, brought a tear to my eye. Happy Birthday sweetie!

  17. September 27, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Aw so sweet! When we reflect on our little ones (especially when they reach 5!) we realise they’re not naughty or rude but, like you say, inquisitive and gaining confidence. Hope she had a wonderful birthday! #dreamteam

  18. September 29, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Happy 5th birthday!! This is a gorgeous post, definitely one to look back on together xx #dreamteam

  19. September 29, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Aaaw happy birthday, little one! I have one who likes to “experiment” too and it can be hard not to get cross but, like you say, they are learning and we don’t want to inhibit their curiosity. #dreamteam
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  20. September 30, 2017 / 5:17 am

    Such a beautiful letter. I have a little girl who is very headstrong and knows what she wants, and as as hard as it can be from a day to day parenting perspective, I love that feistiness and know it will serve her well as she gets older x
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  21. October 1, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    The big 5! It seems such a huge milestone! My daughter is 7 next month and I really don’t know how that happened. My earliest really clear memories are from when I was 7 and that was a long time ago! #dreamteam

  22. October 1, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Great bath picture! My youngest enjoys pouring water all over the floor (I’m desperately hoping he’ll grow out of it soon!) #dreamteam

  23. October 2, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Aww happy 5th birthday little one, she sounds like a lovely little girl, you must be very proud. xx #DreamTeam

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