How the hell did that happen? I swear it was only a few minutes ago she was born after the longest labour known to man!
She has grown up so much in the last year, but the last 6 months in particular I’ve really noticed a big difference in her. We are really alike in a lot of ways so obviously we clash a fair bit but I am honestly so proud of her and the person she has become.
Things she’s been upto
Learning the flute
In primary 5 our local council provide children with free music lessons if they passed an audition. She was really interested in playing the flute and thankfully she showed some potential so started them in October. She was invited to her local high school to play with their band in their annual summer concert. For 6 weeks after school on a Wednesday, she went to the high school to practice for the concert. The concert was brilliant and all the kids were amazing. I was so proud of her and her pals, they had all practised and put so much effort into their songs. I’m not a gushy Mum but I actually had a lump in my throat watching her. She’s asked to keep up the lessons next year and has asked people for money for her birthday so she can buy a flute so she’s in full on saving mode just now.
She joined the Brownies just over a year ago and this year she went to her first Brownie camp. They went away for a weekend at the start of the school holidays and absolutely loved it. They had so much fun and it rounded up the year for them. She has really missed her weekly meet up with her six and thankfully only 5 weeks left until she starts back. They are a lovely bunch of girls and she is really enjoying working towards her badges.
Big Sister Duty
Since she had us all to herself for 7 years and we did wonder how she was going to take having a sibling, never mind 2 of them. On the whole she is great, she really needs to try and be more patient with her little sister (but lets face it, toddlers are pretty annoying) but is great with them. They both adore her but her brother in particular seems to have a soft spot for her. They both follow her about and try to emulate her. She loves to read them stories, play with Lego, do jigsaws and her most favourite, dancing and singing.
Gymnastics and Swimming
She has recently completed her level 3 swimming and is working hard on her level 4. We took the kids swimming a few weeks ago and I was amazed at how comfortable and confident she is in the water. She has also really progressed in gymnastics too. It’s been off over the summer holidays for the first time in 6 years and she is really missing it. She’s also spent any dry day there’s been out on her trampoline trying to perfect some moves. She won’t walk anywhere, always cartwheeling or flipping all over the place and how she hasn’t done herself an injury is beyond me!
She will be starting Primary 6 in 11 days and it’s so crazy how fast it’s flying in. She had a brilliant last year and really excelled in all aspects even spelling which is her weakest area. Her teacher went on maternity leave 3/4 of the way through the year and she had a few different teachers until the end of the term which she handled really well. I was also really proud of her for taking on a couple of bullies. There were a few boys giving her a bit of hassle and instead of avoiding it she confronted them and put them back in their place. She told me that she felt sick the entire time but she was proud of herself for standing up for herself. Next year she has her favourite teacher in the world which she couldn’t be happier about. She was actually smiling for a week!
Like I said, I am so proud of who she is growing up to be and the person she is becoming. She is polite, well mannered and I can take her anywhere. She is funny and smart and we can have really important and heartfelt conversations as well as having a giggle about what she has found out in Health Class. She is growing up and is emotionally mature but still has a nice balance of just being a kid too. Miss B, I love you, please stay awesome 🙂
Miss B through the years
10 Mins old
10 Weeks old
10 Months old
10 Years old
Every birthday so far