On the eve of a birthday, it's become tradition in our house to take a picture at bedtime of our child going to sleep for the last time at that age. It makes them feel special and embark the morning with a new grown-up outlook (that lasts all of 32 seconds) - a whole year older! I always end up having a little cry on the night - one more year gone so fast.
Six was very hard for us as a family, our princess was replaced with a teenager, as if overnight a stranger walked in to our home - an angry stranger - and completely upturned our lives. Things are getting easier now but I felt as if I wanted to document this year, even though it was very hard for me to put it down on paper.
I felt as though I wanted to get inky with this layout - it expressed the emotions, the moodiness and the tears. It also made me feel that within all of this chaos, there was a bit of sparkle and a rainbow.
I know, real deep!
So there you have it.. life, real life - not the glossy world they have you see in blogs where a unicorn brings you breakfast in bed every morning.
Being a mum is hard.. I wouldn't change it for the world though. And that's the truth :)