Theo is my second, and quite possibly my last child. Life with Theo hasn’t always been plain sailing, but despite all the battles he has faced, he is a clever, funny and truly wonderful little boy. He has taught me so much during the last 6 years. He’s taught me things that I didn’t know about myself, and he’s proved to me that laughter and cuddles can fix almost everything.
I’m struggling to get my head around the fact that my littlest baby is 6 years old. His 5th birthday felt like a huge milestone, half a decade of life, but 6 years feels even bigger. 6 years old sounds so much more grown up, and I’m not sure I’m ready for my youngest child to be grown up just yet.
Over the years, Theo has pushed me to my limits. His allergies and eczema consumed our lives for the first few years of his life. Thankfully, he has outgrown most of his allergies now, but he still suffers from moderate eczema, especially during colder months.
In many ways he is like his big sister Mia, he is incredibly kind and thoughtful and he has a big heart. His defiance is something I hadn’t experienced with Mia, and to this day, I struggle to keep my cool when he just will not give in. I don’t think it helps that he has inherited my fiery temper.
Despite the defiance and temper, he makes me smile every single day. He loves cuddles, and he can be so incredibly gentle. Underneath the boisterous exterior is a sensitive and wonderful young man. His giggle is infectious and his silliness is one of the things I love most about him.
He’s in his second year at school now and the progress he has made is phenomenal. He is very intelligent and his reading and writing
Some say everything happens for a reason, and I truly believe this to be true with my children. Theo was sent to me because something, somewhere, knew that I needed him as much as he needed me. He has the ability to transform my day with just a cuddle, and he is so full of love. He is funny, clever and kind, I’m very proud of the young boy he has become. One day he will decide he is too big for Mummy cuddles, but for now, I’m soaking up each and every one.
Happy birthday my precious boy. I love you so much x