Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A Letter To My Son Riley

I really enjoyed writing my Letter To My 15 Year Old Self post so I thought I'd write some more letters, starting with a letter to my son Riley.

Dear Riley

It's almost been 3 years since I first held you in my weak, shaking arms after a horrible and lengthy labour, I was so scared that I was going to drop you so I held you really tight for most of that night. The day you were born was one of the scariest days of my life but it was also very special as it was the day I met you and the day that I officially became a mummy.


You looked like a little old man and you frowned all the time but I loved you more than anything in the whole world. You were such a good baby and slept really well from day one, you weren't so keen on being in big crowds of people but you always had a smile for the camera.


You've grown up way too quickly and already your 3rd birthday is almost upon us, I was watching some old videos of you today from when you were one and it made me want to cry because I can't really remember you at that age anymore, even though it wasn't that long ago it's amazing how quickly you forget, I'm so glad we have those videos to look back on now.


I've really enjoyed watching you grow from a baby to a lovely, little boy who makes me laugh so much everyday. At the moment I'm mostly laughing at you saying the word 'bloody' you don't know I'm laughing about it as I don't let you see but it sounds so funny when I hear you say "This is bloody lovely Mum" while you're eating your ice cream. I'm hoping that by ignoring you saying your new favourite word you'll stop saying it, fingers crossed.


The main reason I wanted to write this letter was to tell you how proud I am of you, since your little sister Summer was born you've been amazing! I was very worried about how you would react to the arrival of a new baby in the house, especially as you were such a Mummy's boy but we didn't need to worry at all. You love Summer so much and she adores you, when she cries you're the first one to comfort her, the first thing you say every morning is "where's Summer?" and you play with her and talk to her all the time. You really are the best big brother anyone could ever ask for and my heart bursts with pride every time I see you with Summer and the way she looks at you.


I hope your great relationship with your sister goes from strength to strength and I look forward to watching you continue to grow into the amazing young man that I know you're going to be, just promise me you won't grow up too fast, oh and stop saying 'bloody' please lol

Love from Mummy

XXX

23 comments:

  1. They are really cute, don't worry the word thing is a phase ;-)

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    1. Thanks Melanie :) yeah I'm hoping he'll just stop saying it if we keep ignoring it xx

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  2. Awwwwwwwwwww that almost made me cry lol.
    OMG Emma he was such a beautiful baby! Not surprising as he's gorgeous now, but literally - cutest baby ever!
    The "Bloody" thing would have me in stitches!

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks
    xxx

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    1. Lol thanks Hayley, it makes me cry everytime I read it :) He was an adorable baby bless him, they grow up way too fast :( xxx

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  3. It almost had me roaring too! Thanks Emma ;) Haha.

    Stacey picked bloody up from my mum and after many years of trying to ignore it she still said it. Eventually I told her off for it so now she'll say it quietly and think we can't hear her!

    Loved this post :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Lol Sorry Louise :)

      He got bloody from me and my husband I'm afraid, we say it all the time because it's not really like a swear word but you don't really want your 3 year old saying it. We'll see how he goes and if he doesn't stop saying it we'll have to start telling him off I think xx

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  4. Awww this is such a nice post to read....! i have all the video's on when Alfie was little on my phone and its amazing how much we do forgot! THANK GOD FOR MODERN TECHNOLOGY! Alfie's two and half and says everything he shouldn't, just keep ignoring and laughing in secret, he'll move onto his next word soon ha! Alfie's currently is "god damm" xx

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    1. Hahaha god damn! It sounds so funny when they say things like that :) xx

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  5. Ohhhh he is gorgeous, you have such beautiful children! xx

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  6. Haha what a cutie! I can't imagine a little thing like that saying "bloody lovely" - maybe you'll have to catch it on camera and stick it on youtube :P X

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    1. It is hilarious when he says it lol I'm going to have to try and film it now xx

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  7. I love this blog such a simple idea, but so beautiful to do, and the photo's are cute ( great to get out in front of his mates and embarres him) I really am gooing to do this to my girls xx

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    1. Yeah these kind of posts are great to show them when they're older and potentially embarrass them lol xx

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  8. how cute is he and your daughter of course!
    What a nice idea writing a letter to mark her arrival as he is now a big brother

    umeandthekids.com

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  9. What a bloody lovely letter! ;) Your children are beautiful.

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  10. Sweet post, I've been thinking myself I should create a section of writing letters to Lil G. He's also 3 in 2 weeks. I hope your little one has a lovely birthday x

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  11. How beautiful! I love that you have recorded this time to look back on. They look adorable together x #sharewithme

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  12. Ahhh how beautiful. And what a lovely thing to do writing letters! I love writing letters to my kids and to myself and hubby. It's so important to communicate and share the feelings and love you feel with them. They will look back on this and cherish it forever. Just beautiful. Love the photos so gorgeous and how fast has time gone? They really grow up so fast don't they/ thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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  13. Such a lovely idea and what a great thing for him to look back on #sharewithme

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  14. A lovely letter #sharewithme (sarah H from lovinglifewithlittleones.com)

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