She asked for hair crimpers, nail varnish and a skateboard for her birthday.
That’s her all over; doesn’t really fit in. Doesn’t want to be a round peg in a round hole. Doesn’t care if anyone says ‘but that’s ridiculous’. She’s quite comfortable in her own skin thank you very much.
Which is why her wrist guards are on the wrong way; she didn’t want to wait to be shown what to do.
Mia is a difficult child to parent. She brings out the worst in me; the bits of me I don’t want to admit I’m capable of. The shouty me, the unreasonable me, the me full of regret.
But we’re learning together and the one thing I have discovered is that the rewards for my patience and love are going to be huge.
So happy birthday to my amazing girl.
You really do light up my life.
Now if you could just be realllllly careful on that there skateboard . . . .
This is the birthday cake I made for her party. She asked for ALL THE CHOCOLATE all over the top so we crumbled on Flake, Maltesers and Wispa and finished off with chocolate hearts.
Which is kind of bizarre given that she doesn’t eat cake!