A Letter to Moogle on her 5th birthday

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Dear Moogle

Today is your 5th birthday.  5 whole years!  I really don’t know where the time has gone.  You are growing so much everyday.  You’re certainly not my little baby anymore.

You’re currently in your first year of school and I can’t believe how quickly your reading and writing is improving.  You’re such a bright little thing.  A spokesperson from the water company recently visited your school and was amazed by how much you knew about preserving and cleaning water.  They’re even going to put some of your work on their website.  I guess all those family trips to Carsington Water really paid off.

You are ever so slightly crazy and I’m not always sure you have a good grip on reality.  You love to make up stories and games, and I’m never sure what you’re going to say next.  There’s certainly never a dull moment.

I sometimes can’t believe how alike we are.  You’re a perfect little mini-me.  You’re a little attention-seeker.  You have your mummy’s love of performing and you are currently rehearsing for “The Little Mermaid” with a youth theatre group and you are one of the Narrators in your school performance of “Joseph and the technicolour dreamcoat”.  I couldn’t be prouder.  You’re also very quick to lose your temper – just another way you remind me of myself.

I can see plenty of similarities between you and your dad too.  You’ve definitely inherited his logic, especially when I’m trying to tell you off and you come up with the perfect counter-argument.  You’re too clever for your own good!

You are a wonderful big sister – far better than I ever dared hope for.  I love to watch you and the baby bug playing together.  You manage to wind her up sometimes and I know she can be annoying, but you are always incredibly caring and protective of her.  I can’t wait to see how you’re relationship develops as you get older.

I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye.  I’m not as patient as I could be and you always seem to know exactly the right buttons to press to wind me up.  We fall out – a lot.  I can only imagine what we’re going to be like when you hit your teenage years!

No matter how much we argue though, I love you more each day and I couldn’t be prouder of you.  You’re becoming a beautiful, intelligent, talented little girl and I can’t wait to watch you grow throughout the years.

Happy birthday Princess.

Lots of Love,

Mummy xx

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