On Friday I got the day off school. It was so fun, I played with Dani my au pair ALL MORNING. Then Mum came home from work early, we ate some pancakes and we got in her car.
We drove for a really long time, and Panda was there too. I got a bit upset sometimes because I just wanted to run around and play, but I did get to watch movies with Mummy’s friend and it wasn’t too bad. He hadn’t seen How to Train Your Dragon before, so I explained it all to him.
When we got there, you were there. I was very tired, and very confused– but I wouldn’t let you go. I held on so tightly, and I snuggled my head into you. I missed the way you smell. You took me to bed and we slept there all night, and when we woke up Mum was there too except she stayed there and we got up and played.
Things have changed a bit with me, Daddy. Mum tries to be a bit more patient with me, which I need because I still can’t talk. I try, but my words don’t come out right. I can get very frustrated and sometime I get really angry. I’m sorry Daddy, I don’t mean to upset you and Mummy. Sometimes you just don’t understand what I mean.
In the afternoon, You, Mum, Grandma and Grandpa took Panda and I to the most amazing park. IT.WAS.HUGE. We ran around all afternoon, and I got to spend some good time with you and with my Grandparents. Then Uncle Sam came, he is the funniest person I have ever seen. He always makes me smile so wide, even since I was a little baby. He ran around with me and would lift me up over his head. It was really fun.
Mummy told me she used to go to that park when she was my age, that must have been a million years ago.
On Sunday, I knew we had to say goodbye again. I could feel it, it was the same as before. I got to drive with you to Babcias, and see Auntie Maddie for a while. But then we had to say goodbye. I didn’t cry, I know I have to be strong for Mummy. She didn’t cry either, she seemed a little bit mad- but I think that had something to do with you dropping the iPad and breaking the screen. I couldn’t even watch movies the whole way home. It was so bor-ing!
Daddy, I miss you when you’re not around but I’m okay now. I cry when Mummy leaves me at school, I think she must be so sad when I’m not there and I want her to be happy. But I’m sure she’ll get used to it. Sometimes when Mummy does something I don’t like I call your name. I like to remind her of you, I think it makes her happy. It normally does, she normally gives me a massive cuddle.
Well, I better go now I think it’s time for us to go to bed.
I love you to the moon and back. I hope I get to see you this weekend.
Your Oliver J.