Sunday, 5 December 2010

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Olivia is six.

She is an utter peach.

I am very proud of her.




She is, in so many ways, a bit like me in personality.

I went to make her bed yesterday morning, and on her desk, I found this:



Painstakinginly written the night night before, her "to do list", for the weekend.

(Skipping and "crikit" feature heavily as her favourite past times. I love that.)


I have no idea what inspired her to do this. (I can hazard a guess though. Just have a quick look here.)

So I asked her.

She looked at me, her huge green eyes clear and unassuming , and shrugged.

"A list just helps me do all the things I want to do."

Oh, sweet Olivia, how right you are.


28 comments:

  1. What a sweetheart.
    I loved that not only are skipping and cricket on the list but some baking too.

    I hope that you all enjoy a wonderful day together.

    Big [& little girls] you are beautiful!

    x Felicity

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  2. Amy@New AdventuresDecember 05, 2010

    Thats too cute! I've never really been a list person myself but if a 6 yr old finds it makes things easier perhaps i should take her advice!

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  3. Hell yeah!!! I personally can't live my life without lists. It's a sign of action PLUS a sign of celebration (when you tick the stuff of at the end). Nice work Olivia. And such beautiful hand writing and great spelling!! Clever girl ... Just like Mummy.

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  4. Awww, melts my heart! I have grown to love lists because they help me look like less of a ditz and be more productive, but I can't say its a natural tendency and from what I've seen of Addie she's as easily distracted as me...

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  5. MaidInAustraliaDecember 05, 2010

    Oh that is gorgeous. Bless her little heart!

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  6. Chloe is always organised and has a "to do" list on her whiteboard and writes up everynight before bed :-) its so good they do this at such a younf age .

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  7. This is gorgeous. You should keep this dear little list, it's pretty special. And yes! Us girls love lists! xo

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  8. What a wise little girl!!!

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  9. What a beautiful girl you are Miss Olivia. No wonder your Mum is so proud. xx

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  10. Kelly SheehyDecember 05, 2010

    Oh my gosh, that is so sweet! I love her list! What an adorable photo too!

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  11. That is delightful!

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  12. Andrea (Revealing the Real Me)December 05, 2010

    so cute...I want one like her!! xxx

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  13. Love it. Gorgeous picture I hope she managed to cross all those things off her list and had a great weekend doing them all.

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  14. Chasing a MiracleDecember 05, 2010

    oh good lord i want to cry!
    I cant wait for my little georgii to so such wonderful things...
    Your daughter is so precious and so sweet, made me smile such a warm happy smile!

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  15. Totally, utterly gorgeous xxx

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  16. Kirsty (Shamozal)December 05, 2010

    You have the cutest children Lucy! I love those notes, I've got a bloody awful sinus thingy at the moment and last night my little Annie (8) dropped a note on my pillow and ran "get well sone" (yes she wrote sone). Sounds like Lucy is a little like you?! Kx

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  17. Farmers WifeyDecember 05, 2010

    I"m sitting here with tears in my eyes..what a gorgeous delightful little girl...As the mother of a 5 year old, this makes me feel very gooey inside....

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  18. What a classic, Lucy! As a perpetual list-maker, I am interested to see whether Miss India (3 today) will follow in my stead. I suspect so.

    And ooh! I'm so delighted to find a fellow 'crikit' tragic ☺. J x

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  19. Be still my heart - that is just beautiful :)

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  20. Olivia is absolutely adorable! My Giorgia is the only one who has shown any interest in list making. Awesome that they discover is so young! x

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  21. Oh how utterly precious! I'd like to take a leaf out of her book and fill my own tedious to do lists with such pleasurable pursuits...

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  22. I do believe you have two of the.most.adorable little girls in the world!

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  23. I love "do skipping"

    I think I'd better get my boys onto lists. They're always forgetting what they wanted to do...

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  24. www.giftsofserendipity.comApril 09, 2011

    What a truly gorgeous girl you have Lucy.
    I remember reading this last year and it brought as broad a smile today as it did then.

    No doubt the 'items' on her lists have changed in the months that have ensued but I bet she still makes a good list.

    xx Felicity [visiting from 'The Fibro' Rewind]

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  25. Wow! She's got amazing writing for such a young age. And so organised and prepared for life. Cute, cute, cute! (I'm popping over from the Rewind. Lovely to be here:) )

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  26. Muddled Up MummaApril 09, 2011

    Do some more skipping! So cute. I love lists too.

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  27. Oh bless! Besides being a girl after my own heart (and very fond of making to-do lists) I think we can all learn from her an remember to include fun activities in amongst the daily grind as well.

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  28. Life In A Pink FibroApril 09, 2011

    Oh, I love this. A girl after my own heart. Bless.

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

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