Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And Finally The Day Dawns

Posted by MANDI at 9:25 PM
Dear Offspring #2,

It seems to have gone on forever but your birthday has finally arrived! After several days of celebrating you woke up this morning a great big six year old. You made us all stop and look at how big you were now that you'd turned six. And you were a little disappointed that I still had to roll your jeans up tonight - you thought that now you were six they'd fit. Maybe you'll need to be six for a little while before that happens?

You have had a huge day of presents, cake at school, more presents, phone calls, the grandparents to birthday dinner, more presents, ice-cream birthday cake and finally falling into bed completely worn out. You've been totally spoilt with wonderful gifts and lots of good wishes from family and friends and I'm not entirely sure how you'll cope with not being the centre of the world in the next few days. But I guess we'll see that for ourselves...

We had your favourite dinner tonight- spaghetti bolognaise and garlic bread - as we have for every single birthday you've celebrated so far (actually you might have had something different when you turned one, being as how you couldn't actually verbalise what you'd like so I got to decide).

I'm thinking that six is going to be a pretty awesome year for you. You're starting to learn to read and I love how you pick random words out of books I'm reading and demand to know what they are. I really love cudding with you and reading books together. Your favourite joke at the moment is the one you stole from your big brother - why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? Because it wanted to get to the bottom! You think it is hilarious and laugh like a loon every time you tell it. Then explain to your audience exactly why it's funny. Then you crack up all over again. You're still the fussiest eater I know but you are attempting to be a bit more adventurous and have recently discovered that you actually don't mind the odd different vegie. I was incredibly proud this week when you didn't go into complete meltdown mode when Aunty Lynette dared to put your curried sausages on top of your rice rather than next to it. Could this mean you're finally going to let your foods touch each other? Or were you just showing some rare restraint?

You give the best cuddles, have the brightest smile and tell the funniest (and loudest!) secrets. You are such a girly girl with all your hair bits and bobs, Barbies, babies and painted toe nails but you're also such a tomboy running around the yard, helping Dad and trying desperately to keep up with your brother. I love you more than all the leaves on all the trees in the whole world ever.

Happy Birthday my beautiful princess.
Lots of love
Mum xx

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