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Letter to Lacey: Forty Months

Fat Mum Slim /

Dear Lacey,

I quite like 3 and a half. You’re my little shadow. We laugh together. Play together. Tell jokes together. Bake together. Three and a half is all sorts of fun.

On the flip side, three and a half is a bit of a hard work. As much as there is laughter, there are tantrums. Tantrums of diva-like proportions.

The other day, as I made my way back from a walk, I ran into the young guy from upstairs. We started chatting and I asked, “I hope we’re not too noisy for you. I hope you can’t hear her crying from upstairs?”

“I can,” he said with a smile, “but it’s OK. It’s not that bad.”

Finally, after three and a bit years of broken sleep, you started sleeping in your own room. You still wake three or four times some night, but we’re getting there.

In the biggest news of all, you have a boyfriend. He’s three months your junior but just as much in love with you as you are with him.

Three and a half is fun Lacey, but it does kinda make me scared about what four will bring.

Love Mama. xx

  • I really love your letters to Lacey. They will mean so much to her when she is older ;-). I wish I could get myself to write regularly ;-). Give Lacey a big hug for me, she's simply wonderful πŸ˜‰ – maks πŸ™‚

  • Aaw such a lovely letter to Lacey! If it makes you feel any better, my big boy was a terrible two and three year old and four has been so different, just wonderful in comparison. He's such a good boy and great company now, I've almost forgotten how awful his twos and threes were!

  • They say it's all about terrible twos, but I think 3's are harder… You're so right about the tantrums! Oh & they know everything! Little smarty pants πŸ™‚ Thankfully it's as much fun as it is hardwork, it's also very reassuring to know that give or take a few things but most 3 1/2 yr olds are pretty much the same, thanks for making me smile! xx

  • Your letters to Lacey are so lovely. Three and a half is a handful here as well but I am hanging to the assurances of friends that I will be in awe of four and how little divas change into sweet little angels – fingers crossed because we are all sassed out in our house!

  • Thats so lovely to hear, 4 will be even better….but it all goes so quick, my baby is 9 in Dec, little lady now!!

  • Lovely πŸ™‚

    My son is turning 3 in a few weeks so isn't too far behind Lacey and the 2's haven't been too bad but I'm getting the impression he is gearing up for the 3's in a big – and very trying – way!

    He is a terrible sleeper too!!

  • This is the first Letter to Lacey that I've seen, how lovely!
    That'll be so special and priceless when she's older.

    PS. Your favicon is great, it really stands out : )

  • a letter to be a much love

  • Oh she is SO SWEET! A certain Rocco is three and a half as well …. we were preggers together and I didn't even know it!


  • love this. if she has a boyfriend at three, four could be interesting indeed. lovely letter, x ashley

  • Three and a half is all kinds of wonderful and also all kinds of challenging. I'm half hoping it gets better at 4 and half-dreading that it might get worse πŸ˜‰

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