Four whole years
Charlotte’s birthday has come around again and today she turned four. I am absolutely beside myself that my little girl is not little anymore! In fact she’s seems older with every day. She recently learnt the art of negotiation, she has developed some amazing dance skills and she had her haircut adding at least two years on.
I booked the day off work a long time ago but Charlotte preferred to go to nursery to spend her day with her friends (I know, it’s like she’s a teenager already!). They ate cake and played pass the parcel, all whilst I was in our new house stripping walls. Fun fun!
After last years birthday I seemed to have gone entirely the other way and done as little as possible effort wise to celebrate. This year I bought the cake from Asda. This year there is no crazy hall hired with 20 loud kids arriving and there is not a large family gathering but, despite me saying this is what I’d do and having no time to do anything more extravagant I kind of regret it a little bit. Our weekend is filled with birthday parties but none are hers which also makes me feel bad.
But, she has got some lovely presents (including Sylvanian Families and Lego which I am very excited by!), has already seen all her friends from nursery, we had a birthday tea with friends (because they are way more organised than me!) and we get to spend this weekend together.
This time next year she’ll be off to school so I should be grateful we’re not going through that crazy change too I guess. It does mean nursery and I have our hands full this year though. Eeek!
Please come and follow me on Instagram @theperfectjuggler to see Charlotte’s amazing dance moves, progress on my house and a whole lot of other random stuff!