10 Things About My 3 Year Old Little Gremlin

The gremlin is 3 on Friday.



I think it feels like such a milestone as many of my first memories started when I was 3. Playing with my next door neighbour in Leeds, going to visit my Grandparents and having mince and gravy (which my Grandma made better than anyone else ever!) and teasing my long suffering cat, Hazel.

I don’t do posts that pour my heart out really. It’s not my blog style but I did want to write something for my little stinker as she approaches the 3 year old mark.

I thought 10 things about her would be nice and here we go:

My gremlin:

  • You are so gentle and lovely with other children. I have never had to worry about you hitting or lashing out at others. You have really learnt to share and be kind and this makes me very proud.
  • Chocolate, cake and ice-cream make you happier than anything else in the world. We have never told you that these foods are “bad” and you enjoy them, as long as you eat your dinners….and YOU DO!


  • You are a complete sucker for dresses and being a Princess. We have done nothing to encourage this but let you choose your clothes and hair within reason. You refuse to wear trousers though and all the lovely T-shirts I have bought you just sit in the flipping drawer!!
  • You are a lazy little mare and would sit in the buggy or trolley all day long if you could. This makes food shopping a dream but can make town a bit tricky. You are getting much better though and I can’t wait to get you moving a bit more with some dance lessons.


  • You definitely have figured out the differences between Mummy and Daddy. Daddy is the soft touch and you will play him up no end at bedtime. He is the one who will let you sit on his knee at meal times and you call out for him in the night, as he’s the one who will sit for ages by your bed. Mummy is the tough nut but gets a much easier life, with a lot less messing about. Mummy is also the one who gets all the kisses and cuddles too (sorry Daddy).

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  • You are developing a very silly sense of humour and get you in one of those moods; we are all in for some fun. Hiding and running off with our stuff, generally rolling about all over the floor and just grinning and snorting at everything. It is a bit difficult to blame you when your parents both have the most immature sense of humour ever too.
  • You have learnt the why and have a curious nature; wanting to learn more about everything! We love this but do have to be careful not to tell you too much.
  • You still do your little twitch when you are excited and playing alone with your make believe games. Your mouth opens wide and your legs go mad. I wonder if this will ever stop?
  • You have started to get the idea that we check up on you and will test you. If you go to the toilet and don’t wash your hands we know. So you tell us to smell your hands for the dash of soap you probably put on them with a big grin on your face. Or we will ask to check your hands and you will run off to wash them when you haven’t bothered!!!
  • You are rubbish when you hurt yourself or are in any pain. You refuse to let us look at anything, will cry for AGES and getting you in the bath is a nightmare. You are going to have to toughen up my little angel.


It has been an amazing, frustrating, enlightening, knackering, awesome and stroppy 3 years and you are loved so much, you little gremlin. We cannot wait to see what the next 3 years will bring.

Happy birthday darling.

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  1. August 22, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Aww she’s such a lovely girly, looking forward to seeing her, and all of you, at the weekend! Xx

  2. Nige
    August 22, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Aww! Such a beautiful post love ice cream too great post #fartglitter

  3. August 22, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Your little princess is growing up to be such a gorgeous little girl. You should be so proud. Happy birthday Gremlin (with extra sprinkles) :0) Thanks for linking with #fartglitter xx

  4. August 22, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Aww a big Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl. She sounds so lovely. My Z would happily be pushed about too (except when he’s climbing things!) and Daddy is the soft one here too. Hope she has the best day!

  5. August 22, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Aw I love her even more now! She sounds as fun and cute as she looks. It’s so nice to get a real insight into her personality. I love that kids are all so different and unique. Eek you’ll have another one soon! Tor xx #fartglitter
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  6. August 23, 2016 / 5:40 am

    What a gorgeous post. Happy birthday to your gorgeous gremlin. She sounds so much like my Little Miss H. I love it when they have big personalities. It is so much fun but can also be bloody hard work at times. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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  7. August 24, 2016 / 7:11 am

    What a cutie. This is a lovely tribute. #bestandworst

  8. August 24, 2016 / 9:15 am

    She is just sooo cute and her hair (I know I always say it!) but her little curls, it’s grown so much! Looking forward to celebrating her birthday this weekend πŸ™‚ #bestandworst

  9. August 24, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Those pictures! What a sweetheart. I think those ten things are just enough. She will love to look back on them when she gets bigger and it’s a great way to mark the passing of time. Happy Third Birthday little one xx #bestandworst
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  10. August 24, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday for Friday! Its funny how they know who they can wrap around their finger! Lovely post #bestandworst
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  11. August 24, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    So sweet. A lovely snapshot of your little one’s personality. They grow up so fast, don’t they? I hope she has a wonderful birthday. #bestandworst

  12. August 24, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Ah thanks for sharing what your little one is like. Wishing her a lovely birthday. #bestandworst
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  13. August 24, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Lovely post! Sounds a lot like my 2 year old, especially with the love of chocolate! Hope she has a lovely birthday #bestandworst

  14. August 25, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Happy birthday little gremlin. This is such a lovely way to celebrate the milestone, sounds like she has quite the personality. Her questioning nature and sense of humour will take her far x
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  15. August 25, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Beautiful! She sounds like an absolute joy to be around. Happy Birthday to your little gremlin, I hope you all have a lovely day celebrating. #bestandworst
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  16. August 27, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Aww what a lovely idea and ten wonderful things about her. Happy birthday gorgeous girl, she is an absolute beauty and her personality always shines through in your photos of her. #bestandworst
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  17. August 27, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    my three year old is a bit lazy too tbh. helps though with sitting in the trolley but a pain when I don’t want to take the pram lol #bestandworst

  18. August 29, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Awww what a lovely post! I saw so much of my little son in your post – he came home to us when he just turned 3 and he’s just turned 4 now, so your post made me feel a little nostalgic for the past year! #MarvMondays
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  19. August 30, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    What a cutie she is too! My son turns 3 next week and I have all sorts of emotions about it. It’s a big age isn’t it and the difference 3 years makes is crazy! Your girly sounds so much like my son, other than the princess dresses and laziness. He will walk everywhere which opposite to you means shopping is a nightmare but town is a dream! #bestandworst
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  20. August 31, 2016 / 2:23 am

    Aww – happy birthday, Gremlin! My 3 year old has a princess obsession that wasn’t encouraged too! #bestandworst
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  21. August 31, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Such a wonderful post! Happy Birthday Gremlin πŸ™‚ She is so pretty
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  22. September 4, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Aww, it goes so fast doesn’t it! A will be in a few months and it feels like yesterday he was a baby. She sounds like such a kind loving little lady. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo
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