When we posted the blog about Becksie’s nana we had a really lovely response from lots of our lovely online readers and also some lovely messages from people we know in the real world. Thank you they made Becksie very emotional and we are sure nana is looking down on us. Another one of Nana’s catchphrases, in fact her most famous, is the following:
‘Your future lies before you like a path of untrodden snow, be careful how you tread it as every step will show’
This quote is lovely and as we go through life it often pops into Becksie’s head. Of course its true. To go back to the response we had from readers to our post last week we had one comment that was particularly lovely about how in years to come Lizzie could read this blog as a reminder of her early life. This is so true and something we have also thought (our plan is to get a copy of the content printed and bound so that she has it in book form). This makes the blog perhaps even more important and to echo nana’s sentiments we must be careful how we tread it as this is a permanent record of what we did, bought, ate and thought when Lizzie was small! Eekkk no pressure then!!
So as we are a little way into our challenge and have written quite a lot of content so far we thought we’d write a letter to Lizzie aged 20, 30, 40, 50,60, 70, 80, 90, 100 when she reads this blog back!
We hope you are well and if you are reading this and we are no longer with you please know we love you, are watching over you, miss you and are extremely proud of you. If you are reading this and we are still with you please also know we love you and are extremely proud of you.
As we write this you are just 11 months and 1 day old, you are wearing a yellow and white stripy baby grow with bees and ladybirds on, you have wiggled your leg out of one of the legs and look very funny. You are uber cute and are mastering the arts of communication, moving and are really starting to find your place in this world. You are basically brilliant.
We LOVE being your mummy and daddy and have had so much fun already. We hope you are enjoying reading back through this blog and our journey as a team to shop without supermarkets. It must be a little weird to be able to see what we bought and ate when you were small but we hope you will be pleased to have this record and we hope you will or already have shared it with your family (maybe even grandchildren) – a real piece of family history!
If you are reading this a teenager we are sorry if this blog is the cause of embarrassment but please ride it out and re-read it again when you are older as we promise the embarrassment (about some things) will fade! Please remember being embarrassing is part of the specifications for being a parent.
We hope you approve of the food we have provided for you, the adventures we had and our version of events. Who knew that not shopping in supermarkets could be so much fun. If you are reading this and shop in supermarkets don’t feel guilty but remember that our findings tell us that local shopping is best!
We hope our ramblings have inspired you a little and we hope that you have inherited your mummy’s cooking skills not your daddy’s. We hope you have continued to enjoy eating as much as you currently do (which is lots).
We will write again later in this project and apologies if we have come up with other projects and missions that you have had to be involved with /endure!
We love you lots and lots and lots
Mummy and Daddy xx