Dear Jack, as you turn 7 I thought I would write you a letter


Dear Jack,

Today is your birthday, you are turning 7 years old and you are so excited. You are finally going to be the same age as all of your friends, being the youngest in your class means you have to wait the longest, and sometimes that’s not fair! You ask me when your birthday is and how many days to go. Every day you become even more excited! Jack you are awesome! and you are now 7!


Daddy has to work, so every year you wait until he comes home before you open your presents. Although you really want to open them, you know your daddy wants to see you open them too.

I love you so much, and you mean the entire world to me, as do your brothers too. But there is something so special about being the eldest and that is you made me a mummy. Not any mummy, your mummy!



You have grown up so much, and I am really proud to have you as my son. When we go out I often get told how polite, well behaved you are and that I should be proud! I bloody well am, you make me proud every day! I remember when you was 2 and you was singing your Christmas nativity song 

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This year has flown by so quickly, you leave key stage1 behind and welcome key stage 2 with open arms. You are excited to be with your friends again, and can not wait for a new year at school.

You are an amazing big brother, and although sometimes you feel left out of their games, they do think the world of you.  Sometimes you feel frustrated that you can’t do something, but that is okay, I will always help you to learn.

Things will get better!

I want to say sorry for all the times I made you sad. I don’t mean to shout, it wasn’t how I pictured I would be. When I was pregnant i always had visions of how I would like to raise you, and raising my voice wasn’t one of them. I wanted to shower you with love and kisses,  read you a bedtime story every night, be the perfect mum, but I’m not. I do loose my temper sometimes, I do get sad sometimes, I do get stressed sometimes.

Things will get better, I will become more cautious with what I ask you. Every night, I will read you all a story, may only be a little one, but you will get one. I Just hope this year you enjoy being 7, you enjoy school, and you enjoy life!

Love you so much little man!


Mummy xx




  1. 20th August 2016 / 9:01 pm

    How brave! I’ve always wanted to write an open letter but I’ve never had the courage to do so! Any tips?

    • The Mum Diaries
      21st August 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you x Just go for it, the letter is for no one but Jack, so think of your recipient. I am sure whatever you write it would be great x

  2. 20th August 2016 / 10:44 pm

    What a beautiful letter, I love how proud you are of him. I am sure he understands that you don’t mean to shout at him – sometimes it just happens. Hope your son had a great birthday

    • The Mum Diaries
      21st August 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you, he had a great day! and still getting visitors and gifts a day later so not too bad for him! x

  3. 21st August 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Such a lovely honest letter. I think we can all relate to your feelings about being a mother

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