My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Dear Miss L ...

She's a Beast, but ...

Two years ago, almost to the day,
I wrote a letter here to Dear Mrs O.
Now I'm here again with a bit more to say,
With one or two things I think you should know.

First it was Munch, my baby Number One,
Who was cautiously leaving the nest.
Now we have Beastie, a bundle of fun,
But each day can be quite a test.

Me and my Beast, from the start of her life,
Have been through the good and the bad.
She's a whole lot of wonder and a huge lot of strife,
An emotional rollercoaster for her mum and her dad!

But Beastie is a joy to all that she knows,
Even when she is proving quite a task.
She's adorable in her highs and cute in her lows,
"Why Beastie" they will usually ask.

Beastie was born with a cute little growl,
As her teeth were already cutting a bit.
This cute little sound has evolved into a howl,
And the nickname has become a perfect fit.

Testing us daily with her tantrums and tears,
Melting us with her quirks and her smiles.
A joy to have round as the days turn to years,
And the little steps turn into miles.

But Beastie can fool you, as what you can see,
Is not always what's there inside.
Sometimes she'll go quiet, and between you & me,
This may be when she has something to hide.

She'll appear to be confident, trouble-free and bold,
She'll be everyone's very best friend.
But sometimes she just wants a caring hand to hold,
And a listening ear if you have one to lend.

She loves to be helpful, this gets her quite psyched,
She loves to be part of a team.
She loves to be challenged and wants to be liked,
And on her best days she can be quite a dream.

She likes to be a Superhero and a girly girl too,
Her loves can sometimes seem quite a muddle.
She'll dress like a princess then out of the blue,
She'll twirl into the muddiest puddle!

She loves to please everyone, she'll wear you all out,
She'll find hidden heartstrings and give them a tug.
But when you work out what she's really about,
You'll see what she loves most is a reassuring hug.

This tells her you're happy and she's doing ok,
This pushes her to do her very best.
She'll try hard when working and be kind through play,
And she'll make you appreciate your short times of rest!

Beastie is such a big character, you'll see,
A huge impact on every long day.
She'll leave a big hole where her antics would be,
A quiet space once filled with her noisy play!

I'll miss all her craziness in our daily routines
Endless demands for strange this and that.
Now she starts school, this big change means,
For a while things here may seem rather flat.

She's a whole host of feelings, in the most positive way,
She'll make every day interesting at the very least.
And through this letter what I'm trying to say,
Is enjoy our wonderful, beautiful Beast!


  1. Yes Miss L
    We did our bit, now it's your turn to look after our "wee tim'rous beastie" with much fondness and love
    All at Cherubs Firststeps. (Apologies to Robert Burns) xx

    1. Awww. And what an amazing job you did! She will forever have the fondest memories of her nursery days and the wonderful people that helped make her what she is today xx

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  2. Awwww she is wild but she is awesome
    Love her

  3. Hope it wen't well! It's such a big change, isn't it? More for us than them!

    1. Definitely more so for us than them. She had a wonderful first morning. I came home, sobbed into a big mug of coffee, then pulled myself together in time to pick her up at 12. Round 2 tomorrow as she stays until after lunch!

  4. The photos say it all! Absolutely awesome!

  5. She is so cute, I guess growing up is part of life but it aint to see your little ones go to school. x

  6. ah its such a big change.. my little girl started preschool too this week

  7. She's so beautiful and adorable. It's amazing how time change and little one growing up so fast

  8. What a lovely poem!
    Hope she had a blast on her first day at school x

  9. Loved reading this. Such a big change for everyone involved. Hope she had a good day x

  10. This is so cute, I love the nickname :)