37 months.

on Friday, 21 February 2014.

To my beautiful big girl,

Mummy is late in writing your letter this month, in fact you are very nearly 38 months but shhhhh, we all know how unorganised I am.  I had to think about how many months you were this time, it's getting a very big number and I am starting to lose count.  I did wonder whether to stop writing your letters now you are three, but then I decided that was a silly idea.  I would have loved a monthly letter from my own Mummy detailing what I got up too, so I shall carry on. One day we will read them together. This whole blog is for you, for us, to have a record of our lives together as a family. 

This past month you have been such a good girl.  Towards the end of last year, you were testing my patience quite a lot and pushing boundaries whereever you could.  Funnily enough a few of my friends have said the same thing when their children turned three, I wonder if is a developmental milestone or something similar?  However that testing phase seems to have calmed down for the moment and you are back to your lovely self.  Of course you still can have tantrums, or be whiny, especially when you are tired, but for the most part we seem to be 'getting' each other this month.  We really do have such fun together and we giggle all day long- you always tell me I am your best friend, and I think I have to agree that you are mine too.

You have settled in to nursery well and although you sometimes still cling to my leg when I leave you, when I pick you up you are full of stories of the fun you have had and the things you have got up to.  You always eat all your dinner at nursery, things that I have made you at home that you won't even touch, and I have no idea why but I am just pleased you are trying new things.  If you eat all your lunch at nursery, you get to have a 'treat' dinner in the evening- usually Nutella sandwiches, fruit, crisps and something naughty like a chocolate or a biscuit.  You get so incredibly excited about this and chatter all the way home about 'chocolate sandwiches'.  

You are still napping in the afternoons, it is completely crazy that you still do at three, as most of my friends children stopped a long time ago.  But you are quite happy going up to bed at around half one (or half two on nursery days) and snoozing until at least half three or four.  Because LL sleeps at the same time, I get quite a nice break to do work or housework, and as such I am pretty strict about them.  It's only because firstly I know you still need them and secondly because the more times in a row we don't have them, the more likely they are to stop.  You still go to bed absolutely fine at 7pm and sleep until 7am the next day.  You have always been our amazing sleeper, but I do keep wondering when it is going to go wrong.  

Every night you and Daddy pretend to be something when you walk from our room to your own bedroom after your bedtime story.  It can literally be anything, one night you were Ken and Daddy was Barbie, you have been dinosaurs, silly talking cupcakes, Toy Story characters, whatever takes your fancy that day.  You make me laugh watching you and it has become part of our little bedtime routine.  It's a small part of the day but one I always look forward too.  You are so silly and put on funny voices.  You love to make us laugh. 

You are so loving and kind to your little sister and I think you are excited that she is starting to be able to play with you more now.  You crawl around the room and chase her and you both laugh hysterically, and every afternoon after your nap you bring down Pongo for her to cuddle.  You always share your food with her, even if Mummy doesn't want her to have it!  You constantly want to cuddle her and hold her hand, and it makes my heart swell on a regular basis that you are so good with her.  

I probably ought to draw this to a close, as I could ramble on about you all day.  Thank you for being such a feisty, wild spirited, kind and loving daughter.  Our days so much brighter because you are in them.  


I love you, always and forever.

But as always, you already knew that.

xxx Mummy



Comments (16)

  • expatmammy


    21 February 2014 at 10:01 |
    Thats so beautiful, you write so well
  • Donna


    21 February 2014 at 21:46 |
    Oh I love that you are still writing her monthly letters. I have gone down to six monthly with LP and that will probably dwindle to annually when she turns 3 in August! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      23 February 2014 at 20:57 |
      I did debate it, but I am glad I keep it on cause it really will help me look back and remember what she was getting up to at each age! x
  • Jenny


    22 February 2014 at 13:13 |
    I love your letters to your beautiful girl, never stop writing them. I would have loved something like this from my own mother it will be so special one day to sit and read them for her or even get them bound in a book someday for her to have forever! I love that you blog for your children and for yourself, I think sometimes people get so wrapped up into numbers statistics and where they rank they forget why we all started blogging in the first place. I wish I had been a blogger when I was pregnant with both of mine and had a record of our journey from the very beginning. I am only now trying to play catch up and decide what I should document most of for them to recapture in the future. Lovely, lovely letter!!! Never stop them if anything we all enjoy reading them too!!!! :)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      23 February 2014 at 20:58 |
      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment jenny, I really appreciate it. And I do try and think that as well, of course I love my blog doing well and getting views and things, but I primarily have always written for them and to create memories for our family. xx
  • katie


    22 February 2014 at 20:08 |
    Beautiful letter Katie. I am incredibly jealous of her sleep though - i wish i could sleep that much! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      23 February 2014 at 21:00 |
      Yes I know Katie., sometimes I feel bad about talking about it cause I would hate for people to think I am boasting. She has always been so amazing. I am sure she will make up for it by being a troublesome teenager who keeps me awake at night worrying about what she is up too! ;) x
  • Lucy


    23 February 2014 at 07:51 |
    I always love reading your letters. So many of your feelings are experiences are so similar to mine. Mads is such a little delight, I love her funny side so much. x
  • 3yearsandhome


    23 February 2014 at 19:35 |
    Another beautiful letter. Mads looks so gorgeously cheeky in the photograph. You've got a little superstar on your hands there xx
  • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

    Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

    23 February 2014 at 21:02 |
    Ah thanks so much lovely! x
  • Nicola


    23 February 2014 at 21:17 |
    She is looking so grown up these days and her hair is gorgeous. Lovely letter as always sweetie xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      26 February 2014 at 14:40 |
      Thank you lovely! x
  • Carin


    25 February 2014 at 03:17 |
    Another wonderful letter. I would have so loved these kinds of letters from my own mum. Mads will love reading these when she gets a bit older. I hope you carry on writing them , even if you eventually decide to space them out a bit more. I write mine every six months now and that works for me. Oddly, I almost look forward to still writing them when the kids reach that awkward teenage phase where they feel so unlovable. That's when they will need them the most.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      26 February 2014 at 14:40 |
      Definitely, one day I have visions of us reading them together. I can't wait. x

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