Friday, 22 May 2020

A letter to my eldest son, 7 years in the blink of an eye


Dear Dylan,

I say this quite regularly but I just can't believe that you are 7! You've grown and changed every day, right in front of my eyes and as I sit here typing I wonder where the time has gone. In the days and hours it feels so long but the years just keep passing us by. Every time I blink you seem to jump through time. 

This last year has seen so many big changes for you, you can read independently with very little help, you find so much joy in books. It's wonderful to sneak in at night and find you laid down on whatever novel your reading chapters of at night time! A reminder of just how smart you are.

A blonde haired boy, wearing rectangle framed deep blue glasses is reading a ficton book call 'Then and Now' with an old plane and a modern plane on the dark blue cover. The back cover is a pale orange colour with writing on. The boy is sitting on a black sofa. The centre of the image is clear but it blurs as the image moves to the edges.


The biggest change I see regularly is how tall you are, I still remember the tiny little baby who fit inside daddies forearms comfortably but your far from that size now. In fact your very quickly gaining on me and I can just imagine that in a few short years you will towering above me. Which is slightly terrifying to think about if I'm honest. As you grow your also finding your own freedom and with it a real love to explore, you like to see everything around you and ask questions. When we head out for walks you love to look around and see the whole world in your own unique way.

A young blonde haired boy stands up on a raised concrete platform with his hand s in his pockets wearing blue jeans with a grey top. He is staring off to the right hand side surrounded by trees with a mountain off in the distance below a white cloud filled sky with small spots of blue peeping out.

Another big change that has happened this year involves your teeth, or lack there of since they seem to be falling out on a very regular basis now! you recently lost your fifth, yes your fifth tooth! Your first big tooth is starting to come through now and it's a reminder of how much your growing up.

A blonde boy with brown eyes wears rectangle framed dark blue glasses is smiling widely showing two missing front teeth on the top and one on the bottom of his mouth. He is wearing a light powder blue top with a green dinosaur head over the breast pocket. There is a white wall behind him.

While there are some very big changes in your personality and your appearance there are some traits I'm glad to see are sticking around. My favourite of which is your goal to make everyone around you laugh or smile. It used to be people on the bus but now it's your friends, family and teachers who you tell jokes to, say hello and generally find a way to make them happy. It brings you so much joy to know you've brightened someone's day which right now is a job the whole world is trying to fill. So keep being your wonderful happy self forever! 


You have a wonderful thirst for knowledge and even now as I type this in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic when schools are closed, your trying to learn. It's harder at home and your certainly missing school the longer we stay home but your still growing and learning. Today you worked on cursive writing which is big weak point for you and you did so well I've even included it so when you grow up you can remember how proud it made you! Well done! I love how you always search for more, your new favourite books to read are fact books. Last Christmas you specifically asked Santa to bring you a fact book about lizards and still read it daily. 

I know by this time next year you may well be a completely different person with many new interests but for now I will enjoy watching you grow more closely while we are at home. 

Love from

Mummy



 

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