Best of Both Worlds


As you grow up you will inevitably wonder who you take after.  So in readiness for this conversation I thought I’d better put pen to paper (ahem) and start jotting down just a few ways you take after us both.  When you are old enough to read this for yourself you can make your own judgement.  So here goes:

5 ways you take after Mummy

  1. My Legs – Your Daddy would actually say you are inflicted with my legs rather than blessed with them.  My legs are short and stocky.  Whilst you will never be a hurdler, your low centre of gravity means you will be very difficult to knock off a ball.  Football, Rugby, Hockey……my son, you already have a natural advantage over others.  On a netball court your Mummy rarely came out second best in a collision.
  2. Sociable – Even at the age of 2 you are aware of how to behave in social situations.  You look for other children – and adults – to interact with.  You draw people to you like a magnet.  Everyone gets a smile and you make friends and admirers quickly and easily.
  3. Loving – Being showered with kisses and cuddles from you is better than winning the lottery.  You are aware of when people are sad and offer comfort.  You are the perfect tonic to a bad day.
  4. Mischievous – That grin of yours will get you out of more trouble than it will get you in.  Trust me.
  5. Inquisitive – You constantly amaze us with what you pick up.  So much so that in the company of others I downplay it.  I don’t want to come across as one of “those” mothers.
Motherly Love

5 ways you take after Daddy

  1. Looks – Fair hair and those gorgeous blue eyes.  How could I not fall in love with you.
  2. Appetite – Branston Pickle, Brown Sauce, Marmite, Coleslaw, Custard… name it you eat it.  You clear your own plate and – when given the opportunity – everyone else’s!
  3. Showman – A born entertainer.  As soon as you are comfortable with your “audience” you love to gain their full attention. When you turn it on they are enraptured with you.
  4. Energy – It’s boundless.  The two of you are like Labrador pups.  I am exhausted watching you.
  5. Sense of humour – You are just so naughty, in a cheeky monkey sense of the word.  When you get that twinkle in your eye we know we are in for lots of laughs.
Father and Son
You are a mixture of the both of us.  That’s what makes you ours.  That’s what makes you perfect.  That’s what makes you unique.
Love you xx


  1. Becky (And Then There Were Two)
    September 5, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Ah this is gorgeous! Especially with the accompanying pictures 🙂 I love it so much I want to do a similar post for my sons – thank you for the inspiration!

    • September 5, 2015 / 5:35 pm

      Glad I’ve given you an idea. Let me know when you have done yours x

  2. Becky (And Then There Were Two)
    September 5, 2015 / 9:27 am

    oops forgot to say I’m popping in from #justanotherlinky

  3. supermumandotherdisguises
    September 5, 2015 / 11:29 am

    ah love that, its really sweet and a good thing to do and look at if you might be having a hard time. I might do it too!

  4. Mrs PuddleduckyJess Mrs Puddleducky
    September 5, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Such a lovely post, a great idea! I love your pictures, so sweet x

  5. Something Crunchy Mummy
    September 8, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    This was so lovely to read – thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  6. beth
    September 11, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    This is such a lovely idea for a post. Those photos are just adorable!
    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky

  7. Kirsten Toyne
    September 14, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    This is a lovely post and a wonderful set of photos.

  8. Mrs Tubbs
    September 14, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Such a lovely post. A mixture of mum, dad and themselves. Have a great week #mummy&us

  9. Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby
    September 15, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Wonderful post! Yes that makes our kids unique, because they are a combination of not just one person but of both mum & dad, and that made them as our amazing creation! #Mummy&us

  10. mydaysni
    September 16, 2015 / 8:06 am

    This post is so true. People often expect kids to take after one parent more so, but that is not always the case. I think the being able to clear his plate and everyone elses, is possibly just a boy thing though, as my two are exactly the same. #sharewithme

  11. mackenzieglanville
    September 16, 2015 / 9:17 am

    Sounds like he has a lot going for him! Such a fab post! Thanks for sharing with #mummyandus PS: love the photos

    • September 16, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Thank you. Once again thanks for hosting. Your post this week really struck a chord with me. See you soon x

  12. nightwisprav3n
    September 16, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Except for the legs and the appetite, this sounds exactly like my 8 year old when he was 2. He still is this way too:) Visiting from #madmidweekbloghop

    • September 16, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Ah that’s lovely. Hope mine stays the same – although the last week the challenging two’s have really kicked in. At least I hope that is all it is. I don’t think I would cope if he stays this way until he is 8! haha 🙂

  13. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)
    September 17, 2015 / 1:39 am

    One day, your son is going to greatly appreciate these posts that you write for him! What a special little boy you have with amazing attributes! #mummy&us

  14. Lisa Cornwell (@mummascribbles)
    September 18, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    This is such a lovely post and I just love that photo of the two of them 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  15. Mummy here and there
    September 21, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    What a fantastic post and you should be very proud X

  16. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy
    September 22, 2015 / 11:17 am

    What a lovely idea I love this and so cute. Your little one will love reading this when he is older. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  17. bloodsugarecmomagik
    October 5, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    So cute! Penelope gets her dads sense of humour too! #anythinggoes x

  18. Random Musings
    October 9, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Great post, Harry sounds like quiet a little character 🙂 It’s fab you can see both of you in him!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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