Dear Master Frugal,
I’m writing this after giving you a hug and a kiss and tucking you into your bed for the last time as a ten year old.
You’ll wake up in the morning as a very grown up eleven year old and I’ll hug you and say Happy Birthday as I’ve done every year for the last ten years.
But there’s something else that I want to say to you, something that I might not say out loud but one day, I hope you’ll be reading this blog and that you’ll come across this post and you’ll see what I wanted to tell you more than anything on the morning of your 11th Birthday.
I want to thank you.
I want to thank you for lots of things but more than anything, I want to say thank you for making it so easy to love you.
It’s true that as your Mam, I’ll always love you no matter what and there will never be a time that I’m not here for you when you need me but you make it so easy to love you.
And it’s not just me! Everyone loves you and that’s because you have some amazing qualities for someone of your age – you’re kind, caring, honest and compassionate and you regularly put other people’s feelings above your own.
Your teacher tells me that he can’t recall a single time when anyone has had anything other than nice things to say about you and your friends run to meet you when I drop you at school on a morning.
You’ve been nothing less than amazing when we’ve visited Grandad recently in hospital as you sit and tell him about what you’ve been up to. Grandad is just as proud of you as we are and the way you hug him and tell him that you love him brings a lump to my throat. You make sure that he has everything he needs and then sit next to him and chat about football and while you’re doing that, it’s like we’re just sat at home having a cuppa with him.
You have your moments like most little boys but nothing more than a little bit of cheek every now and again and even that makes me smile because you know yourself when you overstep the mark and you say sorry without being prompted.
You try your best at school and despite your lack of confidence in your ability, you are doing amazingly well. The fact we’re having to appeal the decision about which secondary school you’re going to hasn’t even phased you and I know that whichever school you go to, you’re going to do amazingly well.
You’ve made my job as a parent pretty easy so far and for that I’m very grateful!
I love you.
Love Mam x x
P.S. A little less time on the Xbox would be good if you did want me to point out an area where there’s room for improvement. 😉
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