I’m Not Ready For You To Grow Up

I’m Not Ready For You To Grow Up

My Dearest Little,

It’s all getting a little out of my control. This whole growing up thing! I’m just not ready for it. I’m struggling.

You have always been my side kick. Right from day one. I spent 13 months with you every waking minute of everyday.

Then when I went back to work, I adjusted. You adjusted. But we still got plenty of time together.

Now on my second maternity leave, I have spent so many lovely days with you. I’ve had a blast! Being at home with you and your sister has been the greatest! I’m not ready for that to change.

But now that you are three, I feel like you’re grown up. Moving on without me!

I don’t like being at home without you. It just doesn’t feel right!

And come September you will be at nursery school 5 mornings a week. That means minus the weekends I will not get one full day at home with you!

Who will persuade me to go for cake? Remind me what we need from the shops? And¬†always reply “go to the park” when asked what they’d like to do?


I wish I could go back to your early days and do it all again. Make it count! Enjoy the time I had with you before you grow up and move into the big wide world!

Urgh I’m tearing¬†writing this. Anyone would think you were moving out, emigrating or something major but to me this is major. You’re just not my baby anymore and thats a hard pill to swallow!

So keep making me proud little one! Just don’t have too much fun without me, okay?

All my love, forever and always xxxxxxxxxxx



  1. May 17, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Oh this makes me emotional! Beautifully written. I found going from age 2 to 3 the most emotional, it seemed like the biggest leap from toddler to little girl x

  2. May 17, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    This is so sweet. My youngest is only 7 months but time is already going so quick, it’s scary and I can totally relate with this – can’t believe my middle child is starting school in a couple of months! x

  3. May 17, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Ohhh this breaks my heart! Mine is only 6 months and it’s already going by too fast.

  4. May 18, 2017 / 8:01 am

    This made me so emotional, why do they grow up so quickly? Have a fab summer with lots of adventures before she goes to nursery full time!

  5. May 18, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Oh gosh, all the feels reading this! My little one is approaching 2 and I’m forgetting what it was like when he was a baby as he’s so grown up it doesn’t seem possible he was once so tiny. It’s fab watching them grow and learn new things, but sad at the same time. Enjoy every moment!

  6. May 18, 2017 / 10:24 am

    This made me so emotional I am sure you will spend a lot more quality time together before she goes to school nursury, They sure do grow up fast but she will still love and need her mum.

    Charlotte x

  7. May 18, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Waaaahhhh! ,/! Totally relate to this! My eldest starts school in September and I cry even thinking about it!!

  8. May 19, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Oh I know this feel oh to well, My daughters are all growing up wayyy to quickly! With two at school and 1 at nursery I really do treasure the weekends now!

  9. May 19, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Oh God yes. Zach starts school in September and I hate hate hate the thought of not having full days with him other than the weekend. It’s going to be such a change and I am totally not ready for it. Even though there are some days when I pretend to be!!!

  10. May 21, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I could’ve written most of this! Teddy getting older makes me so emotional!

  11. May 21, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Ahhh it’s such a tough thing to go through emotionally when they progress onto the next stage. It’s the teenage years I’m dreading x

  12. May 21, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Aww they are all growing up too fast. I’ve still got a while till school but it feels like he’s learning and doing so much now already. My little baby is a boy now!!

  13. May 23, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Oh I know exactly what you mean. It’s so hard when they suddenly seem so independent. It definitely goes quickly! X

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