An open letter to Rosie-Belle as she starts school.

My eldest Rosie,

Time has flown around so quickly, i remember when you was first born, your first cuddle; your first steps and now i’m waving you off as you start your first day of school. You look beautiful. So grown up, so smart. As you grow older you will hate when i say stuff like this but i want you to look back and see how much mummy cares, how much i try.

You are going to start your first year of 9-3, 5 days a week, learning with people you don’t know and although you are excited to be going to ‘big girl school’ mummy is terrified for you. How am i going to protect you when you are away from me for that long? At the same time i am so excited to see you running out those gates telling me what you did during your day, what you did with you friends and what nanny gave you at dinner time! (Watchful eyes everywhere to make sure you’re safe.)

So many different emotions run through me as i write this letter to you, sometimes i don’t want you to grow up. I want you to stay my little girl forever but most of the time i can see what a beautiful smart girl you are growing into and i know that you will grow to achieve your dreams and much more.

Please don’t think mummy is being mean when she says homework before telly, or you can’t stay up that little longer because i know you will be tired when you go to school the next day. I hope one day you will understand that mummy just wants the best for you and she will never push you to do what you are not happy with. Mummy doesn’t want you to end up like her with rubbish grades. I only want what’s best for you. That is a promise.

I can’t promise everything will be a breeze and you will sail through with no problems. Everyone has their problems but i promise you that i will be there right beside you holding your hand as you march your way through.

I can’t believe how much you’ve grown, the little lady you have turned into today. I want you to know, mummy is so very proud of you and I will forever be proud of my baby girl!

All my love,

Mummy x

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