Letters to him & her ~ #4

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Buba, this week you have fallen in love with the grungy look. I bought you sweatpants so it’s easier on swimming days and at nursery and you somewhere between the store and home fell in love. You have insisted on wearing them 24/7 long after they are dirty and gross. I have had to pry them from your death grip just to wash them. It both frustrates and tickles me. I like you to have the clean look of jeans but lately it’s just easier to let you live in them. I am not sure how long this phase will last, hoping not very long, Mommy isn’t a fan of sweatpants. But while you are being comfy I can’t blame you. I stay in my pjs long after I should too. It’s little things like this that you make me sit back and think it’s really not that big of a deal. Maybe Mommy should one day buy some and try them out. It seems like many others rave about those sweaty things too, not just you. We have been taking more family walks lately and you are loving them. Just small strolls together around our neighborhood and up into the woods on the paths that hopefully will dry out soon and the grass we will have picnics on come summer. We have been worrying about your speech lately and your hearing. It doesn’t seem like there is any end to things that keep creeping up on us with you. Your hearing test wasn’t great and I worry about you lots now as you are about to start school in September I thought with your allergies I would have to worry enough. Then we found out about your eye sight and now your hearing and speech. Yes, all these things that can be fixed or aided with but things I didn’t expect. I just want you to have the best start in life and those things other kids can be quite cruel with and that petrifies me. Bullies petrified me growing up and now more than ever for my children. 

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Missy Moo your smile never fades and that twinkle in your eye is magical. Yes, this photo is blurry but it is you in a nutshell. Your adventurous climbing side in action. I don’t think you stop moving from the moment you wake until your head hits that pillow at night. My photos are constantly being blurred by your rush to do the next thing, see what’s just around the corner. Your laughter is no longer that little baby sound and it’s turning into more of a little girl squeal. You are getting more bossy by the day thinking the world should revolve around you which tickles me because it seems every little girl thinks they are the queen of the castle, myself included. lol We have been having a blast with you lately as your personality really starts to form and shine. You are ever the entertainer for us all on a daily basis. Your favorite things as the moment are to sing and dance around with your baby dolls and stuff animals in tow. They are your dance partners, your audience as much as we are. You love the lime light so I am watching you and I hope you use that as a positive attribute when you are older. As I mentioned we have been taking lots of small family walks together and you are loving it as much as your brother. You both are outdoor babies indeed. You love the park and playgrounds and scream when it’s home time even long after the rain begins to fall and your little fingers are numb. You are my tough little cookie monster. 

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23 thoughts on “Letters to him & her ~ #4”

  1. How grown up does Buba look in that top photo? Wow! I know you are so worried about Buba when he starts school Jenny, especially cause of his allergies, and I am sure this new found news about his hearing and speech doesn’t help either. But I am sure he will be fine and amazing, and thrive at school. We will all be in it together in September and can share our worries and fears. It did make me laugh about the sweatpants, Mads has some incredible outfits and all she wants to wear is her ‘boy jeans’- a pair of average denim jeans I don’t know why she calls them boy jeans. She asks every evening whether she can wear them and I often go in to kiss her goodnight and she has got them out on her chair ready to put on in the morning! SO funny! x

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  2. Oh they are so gorgeous! Little Man has a lot of joggers for our lazy days but I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy LP any, leggings all the way for our little Pickle x

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  3. Aww bless, I love that Bubba loves his trackie bottoms, they are very comfy and cosy and possibly the next best thing to staying in PJs all day! And Missy Moo sounds like she’s getting so very grown up, and a lot of fun with it!

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  4. My goodness, your two gorgeous little buttons are looking SO grown up lately. Scary huh! But they are such cuties all the same. About the PJ thing? My Jacob would wear his day in and day out if I let him! lol! He loves being comfy {and also a fan of tracky bottoms *shudders*} lol x

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    • hahah Thanks Debs. I am glad I am not the only one…. They do love to be comfy but who doesn’t? lol They are growing up way too fast in my eyes I just can’t believe it.

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  5. Ahh Jenny it is scary enough sending them off to school without these extra issues but in my experience young children just accept whoever is around them (for the most part) and they never have any expectations for them so they are always just one of the class! It always surprises me how easily they adapt and even thrive with everyone around them. I know Lucas will always struggle at school, he is the youngest in the year and he isn’t particularly mature for his age but I think as long as you are there fighting their corner the best will always come out of them. Beautiful photos as always xx #livingarrows

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    • Thank you for your amazing message and encouragement hayley. I hope you are right. Buba will also be the youngest but I dont worry about that part hun they all catch up eventually together. Lol oh the things we worry about. Haha

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  6. I can’t blame Buba for his love of comfort found in sweatpants, he’s obviously discovered the comfort over style phase in his life.

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  7. Lovely words Jenny. My Yve’s is due to start school in September too so I am feeling slightly nauseous already, we’ll all comfort one another like Katie said! its a scary thought though isn’t it.. I’m sure with the unconditional love & support he gets from you guys, he will be a tough little fella regardless of others. Guidance and support work wonders. xxx

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  8. This is the first of your ‘Letters to him & her’ I’ve read but I absolutely love the idea. It will be so nice for your little ones to read when they’re older. My little boy Lucas starts school after summer too and I have that worry to about bullies – kids can be so cruel. I keep telling myself he’ll be fine though and I’m sure your little one will be too. xx

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    • Yes I think they all will be fine but mother’s job is to worry about these things. We can all be scared for them together while putting on a brave face. Thank you so much. I wrote letters to him and her all last year every week and I am going to put them into a book one day for them. Great to see how much they changed in just one capture a week! lol

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  9. Sweats are a bit of uniform around here too. I’m like you though, I won’t be joining the sweatpant club.

    I do enjoy your letters to your little ones with the little glimpses into their personalities. Just lovely.

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    • Thank you so much Vickie. I love writing to them so they may one day read how I felt each week or about a milestone or a phase they were going through. A little glimpse straight to them instead of just writing about them. It’s great to see the weekly photos too!

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  10. I think its perfectly natural for mums to worry about their children starting school but great to be able to have the space to write it all down. It definitley looks like he’s growing up fast. Your little girl sounds as though she has the same batteries as daisy x

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  11. aww, I love that he chooses what he would like. I’ve not figured out yet if mine aren’t that bothered, or they’ve learned I’m so bossy they don’t bother trying. To be honest, if they ever asked, I would probably always say yes…..I have issues with appropriate footwear… when the girls try to wear their Uggs out in the rain, or pretty twinkle toes on the park, then I bring out the veto. #ordinarymoments

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    • I love that you veto their shoes thats adorable. Thanks for popping by from ordinary moments and commenting. Oh yes my children are bossy like me! lol We have stale mates sometimes too. lol

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