She goes to bed with a sheet of sums which she asks me to write down for her: “make sure they’re no too easy. There’s no point me getting the pen out if they’re too easy”.
They have to be written just so, down the left hand side of her A4 pad. The right hand side she will use for working out.
A little wry smile plays upon her lips when I sit and ‘mark’ them for her.
She gets SUCH a buzz out of learning new things and venturing out of her comfort zone.
This is her little night time routine.
“I think I look prettier at night. When I tie my hair back now it suits me better than when I do it in the day”. I think it’s her way of shutting me up every morning when I insist she does something with her hair so it’s not flying all over the place at school.
She’s always been busy just before bedtime. Organising her cuddly toys, writing, reading her beloved animal encyclopaedias.
But right now she busies herself with writing. A little note for me most nights, which she places under my pillow. Because she knows that every single night, mummy goes to bed with a big smile on her face because her girl wrote ‘I love you’ on a scrap of paper.
She is at such a great age.