A Letter to My 3 Year Old
Dear Miss 3,
I love you, I think you know that. I think you feel the love I give you when I give you cuddles and kisses and push you on the swings. I think you know that I love you when I tuck you in at night and read you stories. I think you know that I love you when we are having fun. It is the most rewarding amazing thing in the world to have a little person call you mum, to wrap their arms around you and say "I love you mummy". This is amazing, it makes me so overwhelmed with happiness that I feel everything in that moment is just perfection.
Do you also know that I love you when things aren't going your way? When I say no to that lolly pop it is because I am making sure you don't eat too much sugar and I am trying to teach you about healthy eating habits, when I say no to that toy in the shop it is because I am trying to teach you the value of money and that you can't always have everything you want. When I tell you to go and play when you are shy it is not because I am trying to pressure you, I am trying to give you your independence and the confidence to do something by yourself.
I love you my darling girl and that is why sometimes I say no, because I have the responsibility as your mother to teach you and prepare you for the world. To make sure I do everything in my power to help you become the person you will one day want to be. Now that is a lot of responsibility I mean I've never done this before!
Do you know the other day when you threw a tantrum in town I was just as upset as you were and it took everything in my power not to sit down on the floor and cry with you?
When you are sick are I look at those big eyes telling me "Mummy I'm sick" all I want to do is bundle you up and make you feel better.
To me motherhood has been amazing I love being your mum and I think you are pretty fantastic! I love watching you grow and you are going to do some pretty awesome things!
Love Mummy xx
This blog was written by Robin Ronowicz who blogs at Crazy Mother Crafter
Mother, wife, blogger, crafter, small business owner.
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