The sound of silence

Knock, knock, knock. Muuuummm, mmmmuuuumm, Can I come into your room? Can I have the iPad? Will you read me a story? Where’s my onesie? Is it breakfast time yet? I close the laptop with a sigh. It’s 6.03 am and I thought (stupidly) that at this time I would get some peace and quiet. I’ve got so much to do. My husband is away, work is piling up and don’t even talk to me about washing. The door opens and they all pile in. Two excited children and two unruly dogs. The kids are jumping on the bed, laughing,…

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To the little girl who knows she is beautiful

To the little girl who knows she is beautiful… You are wiser now than all the inspirational people you’ll meet on your great journey through life. Immersing yourself in the world around you, you live in the now and do whatever makes you happy. You have the confidence to wear what you feel comfortable in and know that you are always beautiful both inside and out. When you encounter negativity, you deal with it perfectly. A comment about your messy hair or your Christmas hat in August incites a giggle of hilarity. What a funny joke to suggest that the way you look…

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Making memories

For just four sweet, short years, you are mine. I watch you grow from the tiny baby they placed into my arms into a beautiful, kind, caring little girl. A little girl who is sociable, polite and ready to go to school. In six months, you will be leaving me every day, skipping off with your new friends without a second thought. I will carry on, enjoying precious time with your sister. But every moment, I will be thinking of you. But for now, you are here. We are all together making memories, enjoying every minute. In years to come, you…

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Being a grown up

I look at my little girls, listen to them laughing and see them smiling. I hear their little grizzles about all the terrible things in their lives. Not being able to find their favourite toy, not being allowed to stay at the park or being unhappy with their lot at dinner time. I envy them their childhood and I worry for them about when their time comes to be grown ups. There are so many things to worry about as a grown up. What our generation are doing to the environment. The terrible atrocities that are going on in the…

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