How is my baby girl already 3?


Oh, Charlotte. I really don't know where to start.

How could the arrival of such a little person change our lives so much? Not the fact that I've not had a proper night's sleep for 3 years, or that I spend my entire existence tidying up other people's mess, or even that I've put a hard earned career on hold to care for two little beings, but the fact that you enrich our lives so much. My life is infinitely better since you, and now your little brother, came into the world.

How can one 3 year old be so hilarious, empathetic, intelligent, beautiful, passionate, altruistic and a million other things that I just can't put into words. I am so excited to see you grow and develop, but I'm also hugely aware that this is your last year or so before you head off into the grown up world of school life! I have an overwhelming urge to snuggle you up into my arms and keep you there for the next 14 months. Would I press the pause button and keep you 3 years old forever, if I could? As tempting as that is, probably not. If you have become such an incredible little girl in the first 3 years of your life, Charlie Bear, I can't begin to imagine what you're going to do with the rest of it!


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