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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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My September Child

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My September child is not always full of grace but born on a Monday she is fair of face,

Whilst pregnant through the summer, in a hazy warm whirl, I was constantly asked if I wanted a boy or a girl.

I never had a preference, although girls are the best, which is particularly good given that with two I am blessed.

The timing of the birth became something of discussion, never once really thinking about timing repercussion.

How a simple matter of days can change things in a jot, from those who are at school and those who are not.

My gorgeous girl likes to crack a funny, and repeatedly ask "do I make you laugh Mummy?"

My September child who has friendships that will change, when finding new friends can sometimes be strange.

Will they want know how funny she can be, will they give her chance to see what I can see.

My September child misses the school cut off by a matter of days but I know that I have not missed the school placement craze.

Because I don't inwardly groan about the difference those days make and every opportunity to be with her I will take.

And while others worry about the right school uniform gear, I am just glad that girl is mine to enjoy for another whole year. 


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  1. Aww that's lovely. Our school year runs March - February up here. Not sure why it's so different. I agree, I'd happily take an extra year. They grow so fast. Lovely to see you at the weekend xx

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  2. Ahh so sweet, how nice you get another year to enjoy her. Mich x

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  3. Oh this is absolutely beautiful and how brilliant to keep her for another year. Such a clever meaningful poem! Thanks for linking up to #MBPW x

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  4. *massive jealous face* Syd's birthday is the 13th of August so he is off to school in September - and I am so not ready!

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  5. What a wonderful poem. I too have a September child (a boy in my case) but the frustration of him not being able to go to school is already showing. On several occasions I've had to extract him from his sister's classroom when he has snuck in as I've dropped her off. It'll be September 2017 before he can start school full time and he's already desperate to go. It just makes me think again that having cut off ages just isn't right for everyone.

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  6. Aww this is lovely. Amy would have started school in September had we stayed in the UK. Now she starts in 2017 as it's all a little different in Germany and I am so glad that she gets to play and be a child for a little longer x

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  7. Beautifully put. My son is 9th September so missed the deadline too meaning I got him for another year all to myself too. And then he was the oldest in his year which he loved. I on the other hand, mid August was the youngest and I wish I had been able to stay home for another year.

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  8. Aw that is so lovely, what a beautiful celebration of your daughter. My son was due at the beginning of September but I had to have c-section at the end of August and I so wanted a September baby

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  9. What a fantastic poem. I do think that it can make so much difference (sorry I know you are an August baby yourself). Each of mine was born in a different season and my son born the start of October is SO much more confident.

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