Thursday, 20 February 2014

Open when you think you hate me...

To my gorgeous gorgeous girl, 

There comes a time in every growing teens life when you decide you kinda hate your Mom. That we are uncool and that we generally cramp your style. We probably fight over boys you fancy or the time you spend on the phone, so I thought I would write you this letter now. And it is to be opened when you think you hate me. 

Now, you are three. If anyone asks who your best friend is you always reply "Mummy". If you had to choose between Smarties and me you would choose me (after a bit of deliberation mind). You are the apple of my eye and along with your little tiny brother (he is one as I type) you mean the world to me. 

               

We hang out all the time. I asked you today why you liked me and you said it was because I played with you and gave you cuddles and kisses. Now you are in your teens I imagine that you don't really want to hang out with me much and I bet you run a mile from my kisses. Especially ones I do in public. Which I will continue to do. Even if you squirm or your lanky spotty boyfriends laugh at me. 

I will kiss you to show the world I love you. To me you will always be the girl who is spirited, who spends hours choosing your bizarre mismatched outfit each day. And the happy summer you spent running around naked. Weeing all over the garden. Your obsession with princesses and the way you smelt when you woke from your nap.

              

Please try your very hardest not to hate me, try your very hardest to remember us snuggling with twinkle lights all around us watching your favourite films whilst eating popcorn on lazy afternoons whilst your brother napped. And our trips out to buy you a magazine or some new party shoes.

We may fight. But I will never hate you my love. You're my girl. My number one. I am your Mummy and even when you're cross with me I will always ALWAYS be your best friend.

Love Mummy xxx

41 comments:

  1. awww just gorgeous, lovely memories to share with her when she is older! xx #pocolo

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  2. This is such a lovely post xx #PoCoLo

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  3. Aw this is beautiful. What a great idea to write for your daughter. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks. Let's hope she never has to read it! x

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  4. what a lovely idea, believe me, as the mother of a grown-up daughter, you will need this one day!! They do get through it though, and realise that mum is always their best friend x
    #PoCoLo
    (from a Brummy Mummy of 5)

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    1. Hello Brummy Mummy of 5! I'm a teacher of teenagers so hopefully know a little bit of what I'm in for. My hub however refuses she will hate us! x

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  5. Mine six and still wants to be with me forever - yeah! Lovely idea writing a letter for them as a teen. #pocolo

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    1. Oh let's hope she wants to be with me forever! That would be beaut x

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  6. Oh, she won't really hate you and this is a lovely letter to her teenage self, great idea #PoCoLO

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  7. This brought a real lump to my throat reading this - simply lovely #pocolo

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  8. Grace says - I love this post as it reminds me of me and my Mummy. I think you should give this to every tween so they know how it is. I'm going to go and show this to mummy now................

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    1. Let's hope me and your Mummy never have to let you read a letter like this! x

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  9. I knew when I saw this on the #SoFoLo G + community that I would enjoy it - and I have :) I think it is a great idea and I think I should do the same for Grace! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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  10. What a lovely idea - hope it works and breaks down the walls she builds as a teen! Beautiful words!

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  11. This is so darling!! Your girl is going to love reading this some day. What a special mommy she has indeed! Visiting via SITS.

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  12. I love this post! Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

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  13. Ah so lovely! I'll look forward to reading how it was received in 12 years' time! X

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    1. Ahhh thank you! Let's hope it wasn't ripped up! xxx

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  14. Very sweet -- and try not to worry too much about the teenage years, they may be a lot better than you think (speaking as the parent of a lovely 21 year old) x

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    1. Oh fingers crossed! I'm looking forward to girly shopping trips and spa days xxx

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  15. You made me cry! I'm currently fretting over Boo starting school and our changing relationship. It's a lovely letter, she will love it, after she screams at you that she hates you, of course ;-) x

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  16. Ah, that's lovely. One to show to her in future years - and to yourself as a reminder of this beautiful time. :-)

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