The Gallery: Girls 2015

I always wanted girls, always imagined myself with two of them. But I wasn’t at all disappointed when I got two boys instead. My boys are very close, despite being like chalk and cheese. Because they’re so different, I hoped my third child would be somewhere between the two of them.

And she was. She was also a girl.

Somehow, third time around we’d created a child who had the best bit of both boys.

When she arrived on her due date, she was sending a message to us, loud and clear, of exactly what sort of girl she was going to be.

She’s determined, hard working, intelligent, organised, motivated and quietly competitive. Nothing is too challenging for her, nothing is too much trouble. If she doesn’t achieve something first time round, she just pushes herself a little harder next time.

She’s also kind, caring and helpful. She’s loving, friendly and a great friend.

As my husband says, ‘She’s a force of nature’.

Sometimes, I look at her and I wonder where she came from. She really is something else.

Is she a combination of the very best genes we had to offer, is she a product of mistakes made and learned from her brothers or she is a product of being half ignored as a baby? Because who has time to stimulate a baby and meet their every social and educational need when you’ve also got a demanding 2 year old and 4 year old?

What she isn’t, I’ve come to realise, is a typical girl. Just as her brothers aren’t typical boys.

She is herself, she is unique.

She’s my daughter, my little lady, my girl.

Who needs ‘girls’ when I’ve got ‘girl’? The very best one I could wish for?

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I totally understand how you feel. So much so that I could have written every word of this. Have you ever read a blog and wondered if you actually wrote it yourself?! In reality I bet our lives, boys and girls are very different but on paper our detail and feelings are identical! Bless you x

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    • What a lovely comment! And, yes! Sometimes I read about other people’s children and I think they sound amazing and just like mine. I feel like I know which ‘blog kids’ would get on well with my kids 🙂

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  2. She really is something else your girl, isn’t she? Certainly a girl who is going places in life – a force to be reckoned with. Lovely post. x

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    • She certainly is! She really is quite unique. Thanks very much. x

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  3. Wow on her due date I wish i was hard working, intelligent, organised, motivated and quietly competitive when I was a kid

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    • Thank you! I was some of those things as a kid, but have never been competitive or particularly organised!

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    • Thanks very much! I couldn’t be more proud of her 🙂 x

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    • Thank you! I most certainly am! 🙂

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  4. This is so so lovely. I think it’s important for us to celebrate our girls from the rooftops 🙂

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    • Thank you! It most certainly is. And my daughter makes it so easy for me! 🙂

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  5. Oh what a lovely tribute post to your daughter Sarah. I think you’ve picked a great selection of photos too:-) I have two children and my youngest is a girl, so I only have one too. Boy was I glad when I found out I was going to have a girl. Aren’t we lucky 🙂

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    • We certainly are! And thanks very much for your lovely comment 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! I like to think so! 🙂

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  6. Absolutely lovely and she looks very poised in that final image

    mollyxxx

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  7. She sounds brillant. And yes I totally agree with you – children are unique. It’s just people out there who like to adorn lables! Girls are fab!

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