A message for my son (on the eve of your 7th birthday)


14 months ago your sister arrived. You have always wanted to be a big brother and you have become the very best big brother anyone could ask for. Whilst my life has been taken over with nappies, feeding and all things baby related you have grown so much. My little boy has changed in the past year, I see the man you will become in the boy in front of me. I have had moments when I have felt so guilty that I have not been able to be there for you. I remember in those first few months of Matilda being at home and co-sleeping, when you one night came in and we had to turn you away, it broke my heart and I was convinced you would hate me forever. They say blink for a second and you miss a child grow, I feel like I have had my eyes shut for a year.

You struggle so much with your academic work but have the widest imagination I or your teachers have known. Your understanding of the world around you shocks me at times. You can be stubborn and head strong. You are incredibly honest and always say what you think. To you being on the dreaded red at school would be the worst thing that could ever happen.

We always tell you to try your hardest and you always do. I promise this next year I will keep my eyes wider as your sister needs me less, I will give you more. To quote from your beloved Peter Pan ‘little boys should never be sent to bed, they always wake a day older. That is why I always let you make your own way up to bed.

Happy 7th Birthday, my precious boy




  1. May 13, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    This is such a lovely post almost feel like I’m intruding. Great words and lovely picutres and I adore your blog picture – it’s so apt for the blog!

    • admin
      May 13, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much that is a lovely thing to say x

  2. May 13, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    What a beautiful letter, it sounds like you have a wonderful little boy there. Happy birthday to him and hope he has a great day x

    • admin
      May 13, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      He had a wonderful birthday, laser quest sent me slightly over the edge and in need of wine but birthday boy loved it x

  3. May 13, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    This is so beautiful Mrs L. In fact you reduced me to tears! Don’t be so hard on yourself DB is my favourite little boy and he is a credit to you and J. xxxx

    • admin
      May 13, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Awwww thanks Auntie Mol he’s a good lad (most of the time) xxxx

  4. May 13, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Ah bless, such a lovely post and I do love your attitude towards bedtime, Peter Pan is absolutely right! I hope he had a lovely birthday.

    • admin
      May 13, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      He had a wonderful birthday, actually cried at bedtime as he didn’t want it to end! 7, still can’t belive it! X

  5. Leonii Amber
    May 14, 2016 / 6:36 am

    This is lovely! Happy birthday little one!

    • admin
      May 14, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂 x

  6. May 14, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Happy Birthday, hope he had a fabulous day xx

    • admin
      May 14, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Many thanks, he had a brilliant one x

  7. May 14, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Aw this is such a beautiful letter, I hope one day he gets to read it x

    • admin
      May 14, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      I suppose that is one the main reasons I started my blog, a way for my children to look on my ramblings and letters to them 🙂 x

  8. May 14, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    What a beautiful poignant letter. I hope you have an easier year ahead and your son has a lovely birthday x

    • admin
      May 14, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you very much, he had a brilliant birthday, it went on for over a week

  9. May 14, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    That was so beautiful! Feels like yesterday when my son was 7. My son is now 14. The years flew by so fast.

    • admin
      May 14, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      I am dreading the teenage years. Need to make the most of this age before all those hormones start running!

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