Holly is my last baby and I don’t know if because of this I’ve subconsciously kept her as a baby for longer. I tried to hold to the last moments of each phase, but then sometimes you don’t know that it was the last time they would do something and a little bit of me would be sad.
But there has also been no holding Holly back, she has always been desperate to grow up and do everything that Alice does. She is a determined little lady (I wonder where she gets that from!) and doesn’t let anything beat her.
This last week, she seems to have taken another leap in growing up. She understands so much more that I’m saying to her, she is a proper little girl.
She is my easy child, in the sense that she is so easy to entertain. Playing with her toys for hours and making up little games. I never remember Alice doing this at her age, she was a bit more demanding on my time. But it’s more than this, if she asks to do something and you have to say ‘We will do it another day’, her response is ‘Hooray’. Like it’s a good thing that we will get to do it at some point. If I have to say no to something, she just say’s ‘ok mummy’.
Don’t get me wrong she has her moments and when she does you know about it and it’s time to take cover. But she gets out of them relatively quickly and isn’t a sulker.
I want to press pause on life right now, I love this age and the innocence of it. She is so much fun to have around and I love having home with me.
This time next year we will be preparing for Holly to start school and I can’t get my head around that. It’s time to appreciate the time we have together, as I know that I will blink and this year will be over.
She will always be my baby and please don’t grow up too fast…