High five

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Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this little pudding pie in the middle, who, in the blink of an eye, turned five years old today. Ok, in a ‘blink of an eye’ is not entirely true – I seem to recall much of the sleep deprived first year (and beyond) being akin to torture – but selective memory is a fine thing (and also pretty handy, where procreation’s concerned). I have to confess I’ve felt more sadness than I anticipated today, thinking about my Mum and everything she’s missed out on over the last couple of years, and knowing how proud as punch she’d be of the birthday boy and his baby sister now. Definitely failing on the eloquence front today – it’s tricky to put this kind of stuff into words – so probs best for me to wrap this one up pronto and focus all my efforts on celebrating the wise, witty, wonderful little human who’s beyond excited about his new-found big boyness. Oh, and I also plan on cherishing the thought of the entirely tantrum-free future to come – because that’s surely how it works once they turn five, right?! . . . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mumblog #parentingblogger #parenthood #candidchildhood #pbloggersuk #grief #bereavement #grandparents #family #tantrumfree #wishfulthinking

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