So we have had our first full week of the school holidays and, like many families across the country, we have had a few hard moments but overall it has been really lovely having our Meme with us.
It is quite interesting to see how she has changed so much since last year. Meme is such a girly girl it’s always been about pink, dresses and Disney princesses but the last few months she has developed this adventurous streak. This has no doubt always been there but as she gets a bit older her fearless nature is becoming more and more apparent.
When we go to the park she is the first at the climbing frame getting herself right to the top passing lots of other children. Quite often they are older than her and, whilst my heart is in my mouth in case she falls, I do feel quite proud of her. She is delicate little girl but yet she is so strong and fearless and I love that about her.
She spent last Wednesday with her Daddy whilst I was working and when they are together they always go on crazy adventures, which usually involve climbing mountains and mammoth bike rides. This one was no exception, they went on a 5 mile bike ride, played on the beach, spent time in the park before meeting me and Harri and having a run around up and down on a grassy cliff. You think she would be tired after all this but she was still this ball of energy by the end of the day.
She has a real competitive nature, which I think can sometimes be a good thing. She will try anything and is determined to learn new things as fast as she can. She can run as fast, climb as high, cycle as far as anyone else her age and no doubt older.
Don’t get me wrong there are times when I wish she would slow down or stop beating herself up if she takes more than a few minutes to learn something new. I do have days when I wish we could just have a lazy pj day at home without her getting bored and restless (rather like my husband!) but I have to accept that I have a high achieving adrenalin junkie on my hands and I kinda like it!!
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