Thursday, July 29, 2010

Letter to Phoenix: Almost Seven

I am inspired by fat mum slim and her beautiful letters to her daughter Lacey. Tomorrow is my little guy's 7th Birthday. In honor of this special day this is my letter to him:

Dearest Phoenix,

I can’t believe how fast this pass seven years and gone. It seems like only yesterday I was in hospital giving birth to you. You were born into a room full of love, your daddy and cousin Leeann were there with me. We named you Phoenix because your daddy and I liked the mythology behind the name. The Phoenix is a mythical bird that rises from its own ashes making it immortal. Your middle name, James comes from your mummy’s obsession with Jim Morrison from The Doors.

You were a sweet baby that needed lots of cuddles, and slept in mum and dad’s bed during the night. You loved breast milk and sometimes your mummy felt like she was daisy the cow. You didn’t sleep well in the beginning. Your mummy and daddy were sleep deprived, walking zombies for a while. But you discovered that sleep was wonderful and now you are the best sleeper and usually the first in to fall asleep every night.

When you were 2 years old oh my god, the things you got up to. I was glad your name meant immortal. I couldn’t leave you alone for a second or I would find a whole tin of flour all over the kitchen; raw eggs in the washing machine while it was spinning; outside naked in the mud; the beans out of the bean bag all over your bedroom; in your big sisters room wearing her dresses, you trying to plug anything into power points; and in the fridge you would be eating everything.  We tried all the child-proof locks, but you were too clever and would undo them all.

I like to keep your hair as long as I can get away with it. I can’t help it; it’s the grunge side of your mummy coming out. You are quiet and prefer to play on your own at school. You are very protective of your sisters, as you have shown us a few times at the local playground. You love to build things and pull them apart. You are very curious about machines and how they work. Your kinder teacher said that if you don’t grow up to be an engineer, she would be very surprised. You are smart and think outside the box. Your smile makes me melt; you have such a cheeky laugh.

You are the most amazing little man and I love you with all my heart! I am so lucky and blessed to be your mum!


Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

Awww. You made me all teary.

Happy Birthday Phoenix. xx

Kelly said...

Thank you so much Chantelle, your moment means so much to me. You are truly an inspiration to me!

m.e (Cathie) said...

awww, happy birthday to your little man, so sweet.
love the long hair & most of what you wrote sounds like my little one.
I'm getting all teary thinking my little one will be 3 next week but I am looking forward to getting to know him as a growing boy after reading your letter Kelly.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

This is such a lovely idea isn't it. Happy birthday to your lovely boy x

Damaris said...

this totally makes me wish I were 7 again. 7 was a good age

Andrea said...

Aww, thats lovely. Got goose bumps! Pheonix is a beautiful name. I love the idea of writing a letter. Happy birthday! x