“You’re my best friend in the whole world”

Dear Little Daisy,

Where can I even begin?! This week so far has been hard, last week was hard too. You are the loveliest and sweetest little girl, but you are also very demanding and well and truly into your terrible twos. Man, are they terrible! You shout and you scream at people, you kick and hit and lay on the floor throwing tantrums in the middle of busy shopping centres. I’m a shy person, and so to have the attention on me and my screaming toddler is really hard. I can’t ever be mad at you though. Even though at the time I want to scream and cry too, but I know that this is just a stage you have to go through. This is just a stage that was always going to come, and was always going to be hard.

You’re a demanding little miss on the best of days, but on your worse days you demand everything to be your own way. You test mine and Andrew’s patience and you really, really scare us at the thought of what kind of teenager you’re going to grow up to be! Andrew looked at me earlier today and said “I think we’re going to have our hands full with this one” I nodded and you grinned the cheesiest smile as if to say “oh, just you wait!”. You might be hard work but you are so fun, too. You come out with the funniest of phrases such as “Mummy, do you have a willy” and “Mummy, let’s go home and change your dirty pants” (This was also said in the middle of a rather busy coffee shop – thanks Daisy!). We go shopping and you constantly ask “mummy what does this shop sell” or “mummy put that down, don’t touch it”. Life with you is fun. It’s challenging, but it’s worth every minute.

It’s 11pm and you’ve wandered into the living room where I’m sat watching TV and writing to you. You’re demanding “bot bot and juice mummy, need it now mummy” I daren’t leave you waiting longer than 5 minutes or you’ll be on the floor kicking and screaming – haha. It’s hard to know what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do. Parents are judged so vastly and wildly at their own parenting choices, it’s difficult to know how to react in certain situations. But I do my best and I follow my instincts. I guess that’s the best I can do. I love you and keep you safe, healthy and happy. That is the main thing. You’re currently kicking my laptop and so I think I’ve delayed your bottle long enough.

All my love,

Mummy xx

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