Wednesday, 30 March 2016

This Child Of Mine


Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

Thank you so much for all the love on my last post. It's nice to know that even though I left you for a while, you are still here. You're a good lot. 

This week I have been thinking a lot about Darcy. I think about her a lot every week but this week, the week before her 5th Birthday, I have been thinking about the bond we share and about what it means to be her Mother. 


I feel very grateful to have been given this sweet child. Any Mother is obviously biased towards her own but honestly, we suit each other. We get on. If I had to trial out being a Mother to a few different kidlings, I'd pick her, haha. 

I love a lot of things about my Darcy. I love the sound of her voice when she says, 'for real' with the most earnest eyes as she tries to impress upon me the validity of whatever she's saying, I love the silky feel of the palms of her hands when she strokes my arms as a comforter whilst she watches her programmes, I love the way she shuffles into her little seat at dinner time and I love the way she called me her 'princess queen' when I tuck her into bed at night. 

I love the way we live. We feel like a team. It's my mission as a Mummy to try and fill her days with as many golden childhood memories as possible. These early years are so precious and so fleeting that if I can find a way to inject magic into a day, I'll do it. 

We have friends over (I have a lot of Mum friends with young children now so we're never short of a playmate), we go to adventure playgrounds and ice cream parlours and tiny cafes that my Mum used to take me to. We sing in the car, we make things at home, we have a LOT of parties (our favourite is a fish finger party like THIS one) and we celebrate anything we can think of (Easter, Valentines, Spring, the weekend)!! I can sense a great love of life in her. She is a forward marcher and wants to enjoy these experiences with me. We are both positive thinkers, we both love home comforts (this kiddo would opt for a luxury hotel above camping any day- just like her Mama!), we both love to snuggle with blankets and we both love to dress up. A lot of people tell me she is a mini me and I tell you, that makes me smile so much. 

As for me as a Mother of a 4 year old, I'd say I'm fairly relaxed. I'm pretty strict on manners and bedtimes and trying hard at school work but I'm pretty lax on things like the time (picture above) she found her face paints and gave herself a 'makeover'. I want her to be free. I want her to experience childhood with the wind in her hair and glitter in her imaginations and to all the time feel safe, knowing that her Mummy is watching over and loving her. 

This little girl, this thing that messes up my house and tires me out and demands so much, makes my life so full. She allows me to love her unconditionally and feel her love back. It's blissful. 

I've had her now almost half a decade- how time flies. I hope each day goes slowly and each memory is cherished and each giggle and cuddle and sweet look is remembered because being this baby's Mama is my most favourite thing. 

Toodlepip!

xx



59 comments:

  1. This filled me with so many warm fuzzies - it is clear to see how much happiness you give Darcy and how much she gives you in return, and that makes me happy in itself. It also makes me incredibly excited to become a mother one day, so I can experience the wonderful things you have about motherhood. Lots of love as always and I hope you're well Xx

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  2. This post was incredibly heart warming Louise! Can't believe Darcy will soon be 5, it's crazy how time flies ❤️
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  3. Darcy is honestly everything you could ever want in a child beautiful,bubbly and full of positivity. She has an amazing outlook on the world that I wish some adults would have. Louise you are raising such an amazing person. If I ever have a child I hope she runs out like Darcyxx

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  4. Well isn't this just beautiful! You are truly an incredible mother Louise <3 X

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  5. Ahhhh Louise can you please adopt me??!! Watching your videos always makes me feel like I have a super cool British best friend/big sister/mommy figure. It's so great to see that you're back at blogging! Can't wait to read what you have to share! ��

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  6. Awww. This is so sweet Louise! I could only imagine Darcy growing up and then having the chance to read this post. The words and feelings here melt hearts. You're a good mom to her.

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  7. This was one of the cutest things I have read!<3❤️So happy your back blogging! ☺️

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  8. Ooh this fills my heart with happiness. So lovely to hear a mother's love for her child xx

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  9. Louise I never comment on videos or blogs but I just had to leave a comment on this beautiful blog post. Darcy is such a lovely child and you (and matt) have done such a wonderful job raising her and she is so lucky to have a mummy like you to make all her days special and filled with magic and sparkles! So glad that you've started blogging again and looking forward to see what lovely things you do this year xx

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  10. Wow Louise! This actually made me cry in public oops. One of the things I admire about you most is what a great mummy you are and how much joy you take in being a mother. When we met at Vidcon, I asked you a question about what your favorite thing about being Darcy's mum is and I still think about your answer all the time. I hope that I can be a great mum like you one day! xx

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  11. This is such a lovely post. So sweet. <3

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  12. this is one of the most adorable things I have ever read. ahh, I love this <3 xx

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  13. This is such a heart warming post and I couldn't stop smiling all the way through it. You share a lovely bond xo

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  14. Being a Mamma is the best isn't it? Darcy is lovely and you are both lucky to have each other, lovely post Louise :) lots of love xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  15. Darcy is so pretty just like her mummy. This post makes me so happy I nearly cried such a heart warming post .they share such a beautiful bond. I hope when I'm older I have a bond like this with my children .I really admire how much she takes pride in mothering and how she makes every moment count .I hope I can be like Louise xx
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  16. This post is absolutely beautiful. You're an amazing mother, and Darcy is just so adorable! Really enjoyed reading.

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  17. I really love the relationship you and Darcy have! You are both amazing and you are one of the best Mothers I have seen x

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  19. What a beautiful post! A wonderful job you're doing too. Darcy is a credit to you! x

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  20. This is so sweet. Tell Darcy Happy Birthday from America! I love watching her grow up - she's an angel! <3

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  21. This truly is such a lovely post, Louise. I'm so happy you have one another <3 You are a wonderful mother!

    Rosegold Fox

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  22. This made my day. It is such a heart warming post and shows the amazing bond between you and Darcy! You are a great mum to her xxx
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  23. Honestly this was the most beautiful and loveliest thing I have ever read. I hope Darcy has the best birthday and that you all have magical days everyday! Aren't you glad things like the internet exist so you can look back at the times?? :)
    x Kenzie
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  24. Awwwwie all the feels! I imagine she will love reading this when she's older. That photo is SO good! Such a great shot and composed beautifully.

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  25. Loved reading such a happy and positive post - it makes me smile how connected you are with Darcy. You're favourite and most inspiring woman and mother I know. Lots of love and respect <3

    Lots of love
    Charlotte xxx
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  26. You're so right, childhood is precious and fleeting and as I read this (in the Easter holidays) I feel all inspired to take the kiddies somewhere magical. You are such a fantastic mummy and Darcy is very lucky to have you X
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  27. This is such a lovely post!
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  28. Loved this x
    I've just created my very first blog and I'm about to upload a post! I would be so grateful if anyone had the time to check it out and possibly subscribe if they are interested, much love x x

    Lauren x

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  29. im a mum of 3yr old girl and i know exactly how u feel! :))) its just sooooo much love that sometimes u feel your heart can burst. you cant stop admiring her and be proud of yourself just because of her. :))) love & kisses to u both xxx

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  30. This post is way too cute!
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    x

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  31. This was a wonderful read Louise! xxx

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  32. The bond you two have is so heartwarming and it is so wonderful that you give us an insight into your relationship with your daughter through your blog and videos. Thank you so very much for being so open and allowing us to witness it! You are a wonderful model of a mother who cares so deeply for her child, and that is all anyone really ever needs. Thank you!

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  33. As a new mum to a 10 week old baby boy this just melts my heart and tears well up in my eyeballs. My hormones just can't handle all the feelings!

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  34. Louise, what a beautiful post. Darcy is extremely lucky to have you as her mother and you are just as lucky to have her. I can understand you so much. My little boy, Peter, who is 14 months old, brings so much joy to my life and whilst at the moment I feel like I'm falling apart and that I'm failing as a mother, this post has completely cheered me up and made me realise that I'm not. I've read your blog from the day you had Darcy, I wanted to do a simlar thing with Peter but I'm too afraid to post pictures of him in case something happens. I'm probably being completely paranoid here - apologises for that. Your blog is amazing, you are amazing and Darcy is amazing. She's grown into a beautiful little girl and I'm sure you know how lucky you are to have her. Beautiful.

    Much love,

    Natalie x

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  35. This post made me cry. Thank you, dear Louise, for being so honest, so open and so loving. My warmest hugs fly directly to you and your Disney Princess FOR REAL :)

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  36. This is lovely Louise :) I know I'm nowhere NEAR ready to have a child but I love learning about how to be a parent through your vlog videos and blog posts... so open and loving!
    Lucy xoxo
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  37. I want this soooo much! You never fail to make me smile Xxx
    Charlotte <3

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  38. Darcy is just so adorable! You are such a good mother and you remind me of my mother when I was just 4 years old! Stay blessed!
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  39. Darcy grows up really fast. she is so adorable and you are such a good mother. :)

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  40. This is such a sweet and heartwarming article. Also, Darcy and I have the same birthday! I hope you two have a great week, and I hope she has a fantastic birthday :)

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  41. What a wonderful Mum you are to give your little one such a secure, and fun loving life where she is cherished so much. Such a lovely, lovely post to read. Very Best Wishes to you both ...
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  42. This warmed my heart so much! You seem like you have such an amazing relationship with Darcy and I can't wait to experience that for myself when I have children one day. This is such a positive, lovely, heartwarming post! xxx
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  43. Darcy is so lucky to have you. What a loving, and equally important - caring, mother you are. She is going to have such rich, happy memories of these vital years, and so many more to come. Well done Louise. You're doing it right.

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  44. I'm a huge fan of Darcy's pink eyebrows 😂😂 I cannot believe she's nearly 5 though, where did the time go? You are a wonderful mother Louise and have bought up a lovely, well natured and characteristic young woman x
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  45. If I had a daughter as lovely as Darcy then I would write the exact same words, she truly is a beautiful little girl who will always be a wonderful person, I can see it now!

    Meme xx

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  46. This is so absolutely adorable! You're SUCH a great mother, and it's clear that Darcy is an incredibly kind and considerate girl.

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  47. I can't help but smile while reading this. Darcy is lucky to have someone who loves and appreciates her so much.

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  48. What a sweet post! Happy birthday, Darcy! x

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  49. Hello Louise!! I'm doing my A levels at school at the moment and just wanted to say what a fabulous person I think you are! You are such a great mum to Darcey and I only aspire to be half as good as you are when I'm older and have children of my own!! I find school so stressful at the moment and whenever i get really stressed I just watch one of your videos and I feel so much happier, you have such a positive effect on people. Keep doing what you're doing!
    I hope you and your lovely daughter have a beautiful day - lots of love xxxx

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  50. what a gorgeous gorgeous post! you two are a lovely duo.

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  51. what a gorgeous gorgeous post! you two are a lovely duo.

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  52. Darcy is so adorable! and you're an amazing mum :) x

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  53. I genuinely find you're content so entertaining and enjoyable. I love you relationship with Darcy - two amazing women! :)

    Sam

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  54. This is so beautiful
    My mum has heaps of kids and while I know she loves me I always wish we had times together like you and Darcy.
    Sometimes I watch your volgs because its just so wholesome and it makes me feel like I am filling a little gap inside my heart.

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  55. Aww that is so cute :):) Darcy is so adorable you are an amazing mum Louise xx

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  57. I've loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn't mind, could you check it? Thank you xx
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  58. Darcy is such a treasure. Even to me, a stranger who watches your videos, I always get excited to see her sweet face. I was on the fence about having kiddos and since then, I have fallen in love with your sweet Darcy and cannot wait to have one of my own!

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  59. What a beautiful, love-filled post <3

    Victoria
    X

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