Love you

Hearing my baby girl declare ‘Loorlu’, has for the last 12 months or so, been the one thing guaranteed to make my heart sing. Today, I was presented with the much more grown up {admittedly however, equally as powerful}, very clearly pronounced… ‘love you mummy’.

I have spent every moment since Miss E entered the world 2 years and 12 days ago {who’s counting?} getting excited about the things to come.

‘When will she be able to roll over?’

‘I can’t wait to hear her laugh’

‘I wonder what her voice will sound like’

‘Come on E, walk to mummy’

‘Can you say mama?’

And surely this excitement is natural? We all want our children to develop well, meet their milestones at the appropriate times, to teach them as much as we can about the world around them and everything within it. But do we risk forgetting about all the little things that have passed, once the next big milestone has been reached?

I have been emailing Miss E periodically over the last two years, and intend to continue this, well, until forever I guess. As much for my memories as for hers. She has changed so much in her short little life so far, and I am so excited to see what kind of young woman she will turn into, but equally as keen to remember all her little quirks, her stumbles and the way she corrects herself as she carves her way through childhood.

I am sure there will be a thousand little things that will pass by with nothing but the whisper of a smile in the history of time to record the moment, but some special ones, like ‘loorlu mummy’, will be forever etched into my heart {as well as the global blogosphere!}

What about your small people? Are there any quirks they have/had, that you never want to forget?