Letter To My Baby Child- 3 Years

Dear Oscar,

I figured it must be about time I dropped the ‘baby’ in the title of these posts because as much as I hate to admit it, you’re no longer a baby. Of course, you’ll always be my baby but it’s impossible not to see you as the big boy you now are. It’s been just under a year since I last wrote a post like this and so much has changed.

I would like to start this post by saying how incredibly proud I am of you, to think where you were 6 months ago to now… it’s incredible, YOU are incredible.

You were a little ‘late’ with your talking but showed us signs every day of how intelligent you were/are. Now you chat away with us constantly and the things you say make mummy’s eyes fill with tears almost everyday!

Some of the most recent things being; “You’re cute Mummy” you are very polite too and say “Thank you” and “You’re welcome” you can recognise and name about 4 dinosaurs and you can count to 10.

Also, after Mummy’s recent surgery you said to me “Go bed Mummy, rest your sore” and I basically fell into a sobbing pile. You also told us all recently in the car “I come first, it’s all about me” none of us know where that came from but it was hilarious and because we laughed that’s now one of your favourite things to say.

That brings me to my next point, your personality, you’re so very funny but you really know it. If you do something that makes us laugh you remember and do it over and over again until we don’t laugh anymore then you throw your hands up in the air and shout “GUYS!!!” As much to say ‘hello, it’s FUNNY!’

You do some beautiful animal impressions, to name but a few; frog, giraffe, turtle, dog, cat and monkey. You also enjoy impersonating all the different dinosaurs.

Part of your bedtime routine is story time which you really enjoy, especially when Daddy does all the voices, which you copy, I’m assuming you’re stashing them for your future stand up gigs. You do some voices now and you enjoy copying our impressions and accents too, our current favourite being the Nadine Coyle ‘flour’ bit.

A lot of my friends are sad to see their children are growing older because they feel the baby days slipping away which definitely happened to us, you’re certainly not a baby anymore, but I feel like you get better as you get older, I love seeing your personality shine, I can really see the type of boy you’re becoming. A very polite, beautiful, funny, caring and charismatic boy.

Next week you move up to the final stage of nursery before you go to school next year, this classroom is a lot more structured and less lead by play which you’re currently used to. I feel like this step will do marvellous things for your development. At the start of September you will start Football training and continue with your swimming lessons. You’re a bit dubious of swimming at the moment- you love going swimming with Mummy and Daddy but when it’s just you for lessons you’re less inclined to jump in the water, but that’s ok, we take each week as it comes and soon enough you’ll be going to lessons in your pj’s to learn your life saving skills (memories of mummies swimming lessons have come flooding back) We think football will probably be your favourite now which is fantastic and very exciting. Saturday and Sundays mornings are all booked up now and this was one of the things I was most excited about with you getting older, I’m a football mummy- you will find me on the sideline with a flask of hot chocolate, a fold away chair, a blanket and hot water bottle.

I love you very much darling, keep doing what you’re doing.

Mummy x

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