Alice turns 6!




Dear Alice,

Happy 6th birthday.

You made me a mummy, and a better person. From the moment you came into my life, you turned my world upside down. It's not always been easy, we have definitely had our moments over the years! We clash terribly sometimes and I think it's because we are so similar. We both like to be right, we both like things to be perfect and we are both pretty rubbish at taking criticism! You are the most stubborn little girl I've ever met, but also the most inquisitive. You are constantly asking questions and you never take anything at face value. You like to find things out for yourself, like when you set up a trap to capture the tooth fairy!

The house is always brighter when you are home. I still find it hard to drop you off at school every day, even though I try not to show it. Letting you go has been the hardest part of being your mummy, and it gets harder every day. You always feel so proud when you have grown an extra inch, or lost another tooth and although I am always beaming back at you, inside I do feel a little bit tearful too!

I love the person you are growing into. It's such a privilege to watch you learn and make new friends and discover what you like and what you don't like. I will always be here to support you, to offer you advice and to guide you where I can. But you are growing so fast, and I am learning to step back and let you make your own decisions and... unfortunately, you own mistakes. It's all a part of growing up and however hard it feels it's necessary too.

You are strong and definitely a fighter. You don't give up easily, even if you end up getting so frustrated you scream! Thats how I know you are going to be an amazing adult and do incredible things.

I love you Alice.

Love, Mummy xx

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