Nell: Today is a very special day.
Me: Yes, it is. I can’t believe Faye is four. Where did the time go?
Nell: I know. I’ve written a poem for her.
Me: How lovely.
Nell: Would you like to hear it?
Me: Very much.
Nell: ‘What was that you said to me?
What did you just say?
Fayely has a birthday?
And it’s happening today?
How many candles on her cake?
No. That can’t be true.
Yesterday there were only three
And the day before just two.
How did Fayely get to be four
When Dave is only five?
I know he’ll be six in June
But he’s more than twice her size.
We need Grandpa’s chocolate biscuits
And Granny’s special cake
And lots and lots of ice cream
Don’t make Fayely wait.
When you have a birthday
You need everything at once
At any time you want it
Like cereal for lunch.
Don’t forget her Elsa dress
Or her sparkly crown
And when she passes by you
Please remember to bow down.
Well, goodness gracious me,
How am I supposed to know?
Jonathan Sky might have an idea
Though my advice would be quite low.
Poppy, Nell and Harriet
Are gathered here with Dave.
Granny’s calling Grandpa
To come and give a wave.
Let’s raise our voices to the sky
And bark and sing and roar
Our love for darling Fayely
Who today is turning four.’
Me: She’s going to love that poem, Nell.
Nell: Good, because we love her.
Me: Yes, we do. Very much. And darling Jonathan Sky too.
Nell: There’s no need to be sad. You will be seeing them all again very soon.
Me: You’re right. I’m just a bit broken at the moment.
Nell: I know but you’re mending.
Me: Yes. Sorry.