For the past two years, I have written a weekly letter with a snapshot of both my little munchkins. I write these letters at a time they may not remember and also for me to recall later in life when I may not remember the little details either. Those small things that change and happen every week that we pass by and don’t recall later. I document them here in letters to my son and to my daughter separately. I love writing to them and telling them my perspective of our ordinary moments together. This is the third year I have done these letters and each year I put them into a book for them to have when they are older.
And now that they are getting older and may start to have memory of our life I will be writing monthly letters to them instead. They are now at a stage where they don’t change every week and that we have a very routine planned out life that is the same from week to week. I didn’t want to stop writing to them yet so this year I still will capture and write a monthly letter to them. I love the idea that one day they will look back on these when they are adults.
I hope you enjoy my letters again this year.
My Dearest B,
You are in your fifth year of life and in school full time now. I wouldn’t have imagine our lives now like this. We have school drop offs and pickups, soccer and swimming practice afterwards. Our weekends are full of park hopping, bike riding, and family adventures together. It seems like yesterday you were just born and I was trying to figure it all out as a first time mother. It’s been such an amazing journey watching you grow from baby to toddler and toddler to little boy. You are full of questions of the world now, full of energy and motivation, and full of everyday little boy life. It’s amazing to watch you do your homework and soak up information like a sponge. You take everything for face value at this age. Whilst I want you to slow down on growing up too fast I get excited to see the next milestone achieved or accomplished. I am so proud of the lovely little boy you have grown up to be. You are great in school and you and your sister abide a few hiccups are still inseparable with so much love to give each other. Even though you have a little more attitude and testing what you can and can’t do with me lately I know it’s your way of learning what’s right and wrong and how to deal with life and it’s many emotions. You are finding your comedian side of your personality and it tickles me to see you so proud of your own jokes. You are starting to flirt now too. OH yes, I said it out loud. Your blushing cheeks when you see someone you like is just another sign you are no longer a baby.
Love, Mommy xo
My Dearest MM,
You are standing on your own now. You no longer have your brother to play with during the day and having to learn to be independent and make your own decisions when he used to be there to do that for you. You have changed so much since he has started school and you became your own individual. While you are together you still shadow him around and do and say every thing he says but when it’s just you, you shine bright. You step up to the plate, play with other children when we are out, make decisions, become creative with your independent play and I get to see your true personality come out. I love every moment watching you have your own opinions now and talking more than ever. You have all your words now and we can sit and chat about Mickey Mouse or your baby dolls. You have a new love for my dressing table and playing with my makeup brushes. You are a balanced version of tomboy and girlie girl. You love the princess dresses, makeup and babies but as long as you can play in the mud, climb and jump off things, and play with your brother’s cars too. You remind me so much of myself growing up with my older brother. You are still my baby, my last baby and I am trying to keep you innocent and cuddly as long as I can but I have to come to terms that you are almost three now and there isn’t babies in the house anymore. It’s the end of a era in our house now. I look forward to our future together as a family of four.
Love, Mommy xo
*Clothes from Monsoon UK