Thursday, 20 October 2011
10 things I have learned about my youngest daughter
Today Beautiful Baby Daughter is 15. I have no idea how that happened, as clearly I'm only 29, ahem. The BBD is the most complex of the offspring and from the get go she required a more flexible approach to parenting. I wonder if this is true of other youngest children?
She is always right, even when she is clearly wrong, she will argue her point until you agree or your ears bleed, whichever comes first
She is startlingly and astonishingly messy, like no other child I've ever met and yet she is so fastidious about her work and her appearance
She is a brilliant young leader at Girls Brigade, she is adored by the little ones
She has a deep seated faith and a genuine belief that God will look after us
She is appalled by racism and truly astonished when she comes across it
She loves heinz tomato soup and would eat it every day
She thinks mayonnaise is the work of Satan
She has a frankly too high capacity for crap telly, Hollyoaks, Big Brother, Eastenders et al
She gave up her cheerleading place when she realised that she was holding her group back. That decision showed real maturity and thought for others, a fine example of team spirit.
She will rule the world one day, but only if she wants to. If she prefers she will stay in her jammies, drinking Heinz tomato soup from a mug and watching crap telly.
Lucy Abigail, your middle name is Hebrew for my fathers delight, which you are but as always, you are mo chridhe, my heart and every day I am thankful you are mine.