Mum to an 8 year old

So last week I changed from being a mum to a 7 year old to mum to an 8 year old.

We don’t really celebrate with parties, but I usually get cake…..any excuse for a cake with me!

Moshi Monster Cake

It doesn’t really feel that different.

Apart from making me feel old…but then that was also because it was my birthday 2 days after hers. 8 years ago I brought her home on my birthday! I think that was the best present ever I got on a birthday. And it is something I gave myself!

I just realised I don’t blog about Munchkin much. Most of my blog posts centre around Bee. So it was time to do an update on her.

It is not intentional; it is just that Munchkin is busy with school and Quran class. Her routine is that an hour after she finishes school she goes to learn Quran for an hour. We then get home just after 5.30 and then it is usually bath, dinner and bed.

She has moved on from the basics at Quran class and a few weeks ago started reciting the Quran. That was a proud mummy moment. Her teacher is pleased with her progress and is hopeful she will complete the whole Quran sooner rather than later.

At school she is doing very well. In most areas she is advanced for her age, particularly with reading. She gets on with her fellow classmates and the teacher is very pleased with her. She does get rewarded with awards and recently received one for being a role model for her class and received a certificate and a fountain pen.

Gold Award

She does have her stroppy moments, what child doesn’t?  And sometimes it seems like there is already a teenager in the house.

But we cannot be more proud of her and have been planning to take her to the zoo as a birthday treat and also for all her hard work. Hopefully next weekend.

Oh and I just ordered her some loom bands! Thought we would join in on the craze.



Daughter quote




  1. June 9, 2014 / 10:03 am

    Its scary how quick they grow isn’t it! Looks like you all had a lovely day, and that cake looks so yummy 🙂 x

  2. June 9, 2014 / 10:28 am

    Aww, I don’t think birthdays get an easier, a bitter sweet moment of happiness as its 8 years since they entered your life mixed with the thought your baby is growing up. Brilliant award and definitely something to be proud of 🙂 #magicmoments

  3. Louisa
    June 9, 2014 / 10:34 am

    Your daughter sounds wonderful. I hope she enjoys her trip to the zoo and had a lovely birthday x
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  4. June 9, 2014 / 10:54 am

    Wonderful sentiments. In the intuitive words of Ferris Bueller – life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Enjoy her!

  5. Kizzy
    June 9, 2014 / 11:19 am

    What a lovely post and hope you little lady ad a wonderful birthday
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  6. June 9, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    No birthday is complete without a cake, party or no party! She does sound like a talented girl 🙂 #magicmoments

  7. Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    June 9, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    what a gorgeous cake and fabulous post , hope she had a lovely birthday x

  8. June 9, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    thats very nice and well done, Munchkin! I hope for our little one to learn from both our cultures as well

  9. Circus Queen
    June 9, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your lovely girl. I smiled at your comment that it sometimes feels like there’s a teenager in the house!

  10. LearnerMother
    June 9, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    What a lovely post, you must be really proud of your big girl!
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  11. June 9, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    Gorgeous pictures Munchkin sounds like a great student

  12. June 9, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    that’s so sweet! what a proud moment for you, lovely 🙂 x

  13. June 9, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Aww how lovely, what a lovely post. Your daughter sounds wonderful, you must be so proud

  14. June 9, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    She sounds like an absolute treasure, you must be really proud

  15. June 10, 2014 / 3:21 am

    What a sweet girl! Congrats of her achievements! My son will turn 4 this month and we dont do parties too but we will definitely get a cake! #magicmoments
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  16. June 10, 2014 / 7:00 am

    ❀~`❤Happy Birthday to you and your daughter!❤`~❀ She is a bright kid. 🙂
    My best wishes!

  17. June 10, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    I have a just-turned-nine-year-old and can DEFINITELY relate to the part about teenager moments. But they do great don’t they, our big sisters – working diligently at school, helping out with their siblings. I sometimes feel that because they’re less obviously needy they get overlooked and that tears my heart, so my nine-year-old and I have cups of tea and read in bed on weekend mornings. That’s our together time (we’re both bookworms!).
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  18. wendy
    June 11, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Aww congratulations to your daughter on her achievements. It’s amazing how fast time goes, what a lovely girl x

  19. June 11, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    I hope that the trip to the ZOO is a roaring success.
    Have fun out there.

  20. June 12, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    The cakes looks beautiful…
    May Allah bless her..:)

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