Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

November 17, 2009

Dear Sam...

Happy 2nd birthday little man! I cannot believe that it is already two years since you arrived into our world - that tiny, perfect little bundle with red hair - RED! What's that all about?

You were the best baby on the ward. So quiet and peaceful. Just us two in our little make-shift world of two walls and two pale green curtains.

And to think that I was worried I wouldn't be able to love you as much as your big brother. You have made that incredibly easy with a smile that could melt ice, the twinkle in your eyes and your impish sense of humour.

You have given me plenty of scares over the last two years, with your 'thing' for pulling the blankets over your head since you were tiny and your love of climbing. You are fearless, reckless and confident beyond your tender years. You have loved your Ted Ted to absolute bits and can't get enough of mummy's cuddles. I hope you keep asking me for those cuddles for a very long time.

When I asked you how old you were today, you simply said 'cake'! You have always made me laugh.

You haven't had the best birthday as you are not feeling very well. In fact, for the first time in as long as I can remember, you fell asleep in my arms tonight. Which seems like a very fitting end to the day. You may be two, but you will always be my baby.

Happy birthday sweetie. May there always be icing on your cake, and plenty of it.

Sleep well. Hope you feel better in the morning.



  1. Aaaaahhhhh. How gorgeous. My little one is 3 tomorrow. Scorpio's hey?!! Sam sounds adorable. Happy Birthday to him xx

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and hope he feels better in the morning xx Diney PS my 28 year old son still likes cuddles!

  3. Ooh that is gorgeous. Made me feel as if I was intruding on a very special moment.

  4. Happy birthday to a big boy who is two! My baby turned 20 just a week or so ago. Yes, it's true,he will always be your baby.

  5. Aww! That's gorgeous :o) Happy Birthday Sam and I hope you're feeling better tomorrow x

  6. Aah - lovely. Hold onto him tight!!

  7. Happy Birthday Sam I hope your Mam gets lots of cuddles from you and your big brother for a long time to come. You two young ones need lots of love and cuddles at your tender age but I hope you will both remember that Mothers need and thrive on cuddles too! What a precious gift our children are and lets try to appreciate each wonderful day we are lucky enough to have with them. God bless and keep all our beautiful children safe and well.

  8. Awwww! Happy birthday little fella!

    I'm the shock redhead in our family :D.


  9. Happy Birthday Sam, and just remember that when you get older, hugging Mum gets you brownie points, works with Wives as well I here.

  10. Happy (belated) birthday Sam! I hope you're feeling better. You sound like a little star.

    I approve of you word of choice for you birthday. I hope you got to eat lots of it (and that's not why you were feeling poorly!) xx

  11. Ah, happy birthday Sam... I never thought someone else's birthdays would be better than mine until i had kids...

  12. Ah happy birthday Sam. There's an award for your Mum over at mine. Don't be offended by the title!

  13. "You may be two, but you will always be my baby."

    Aw, so true, almost made me cry! My little guy had his first birthday this week and already I'm wondering where the time went. I look at his 6 year-old brother and remember his first birthday like it was yesterday.

    Loving the blog btw. Just discovered it via an article in a magazine called 'Jump' and started reading from the beginning (hence my very late comment on this post!). I'm now determined to start blogging myself - thanks for the inspiration!


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