Happy Birthday to Flea.

Dear Flea,

Happy Birthday. I know I've only got one child of my own so it's sort of hard to compare, but of all the children I've ever met, you're definitely the best one.  

Thanks for sitting through endless business meetings in the past month and behaving like an angel. I owe you SO big.

Thanks for making me laugh so hard I almost passed out when you said that you’d been looking forward to your birthday for months because Grandma said she’s making sausages.

Thanks for the last-minute, not-at-all inconvenient change in birthday request from ‘kitten’ to ‘hamster’. I live for that kind of excitement in my life.  

Thanks for not being too old to hold my hand, quite yet.

I’d write more, but I’ve got to go and see if Pets at Home are open on Sundays.






Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Ceri-Lee
    14th August 2011 / 10:49 am

    Awwwww this has struck my heart strings! Lovely. Just lovely.

  2. 14th August 2011 / 10:47 am

    Awww. Flea sounds fantastic! Hamsters probably easier to look after than kittens anyway!

  3. 14th August 2011 / 11:03 am

    Happy birthday Flea! Hope you like your hamster x

  4. 14th August 2011 / 11:39 am

    Happy birthday, Flea. Hope mummy really comes home with a hamster and not a goldfish 😉

  5. 14th August 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Flea! I love the wisdom of age that concludes hamsters are better. I agree actually, but then I’m also old.

  6. 14th August 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Awwwww… Happy birthday Flea!
    P.S. Kittens are FAR better than Hamsters. Much more cuddly, and less inclined to wee or poo on you. Honest 🙂

  7. susie@newdaynewlesson
    14th August 2011 / 7:08 pm

    Happy birthday Flea!

  8. 14th August 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I’ve got a big smile on my face now. Happy Birthday, Flea.
    So, what have you done with the kitten?

  9. Chuckalicious
    14th August 2011 / 9:04 pm

    That was lovely to read. You can feel the love in that post. Great mum 🙂

  10. 14th August 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Many, many happy returns to Flea. Hope she’s getting a cake.

  11. Kia @ A View From Here
    14th August 2011 / 9:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Miss Flea =)
    Psst kittens are more fun than hamsters (and live longer too)!

  12. 14th August 2011 / 10:35 pm

    Is it very wrong to say secretly I wanted a cat? Bit gutted.

  13. 14th August 2011 / 10:35 pm

    It’s going to be called Mr Hamster. She’s got it all planned.

  14. 14th August 2011 / 10:36 pm

    In what universe are hamsters better than cats? Pfft.

  15. 14th August 2011 / 10:36 pm

    I did – I picked up leaflets for Flea to look at tomorrow before we go and pick on out.

  16. 14th August 2011 / 10:37 pm

    Ah, binned it.
    Just kidding, called the Cat Rescue people and informed them of a change of heart…

  17. Cherished By Me
    14th August 2011 / 10:45 pm

    Awww Happy Birthday to Flea, gorgeous photo….no those last minute present changes are not at all inconvenient are they? I hope she has lots of fun with the hamster. 🙂

  18. Domestic Goddesque
    15th August 2011 / 8:43 am

    Happy Birthday Flea: sounds like you scored a top Mamma there. Enjoy Mr Hamster 😀

  19. Lorraine The Party Times
    15th August 2011 / 10:02 am

    Happy Birthday Flea! You can get cool houses and toys and tunnels for hamsters so much more entertaining than cats (just very embarrassing if and when you have to take them to the vets as they don’t look like “real” animals there compared with most pets you see in vets waiting rooms!)

  20. 15th August 2011 / 2:52 pm

    Oh Flea I hope your day was totally fun and that you have the besets most brilliant year… You are such a fine gal, hope you stay as cute as you are forever and ever!!!

  21. 15th August 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Oh bless. Happy birthday Flea! Next time ask Mummy for a donkey, but leave it until the very last minute.

  22. super amazing mum
    15th August 2011 / 9:40 pm

    Dear Flea,
    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had an amazing day.
    Sure you don’t want a cat to keep the hamster company?!
    Love S.A.M xx

  23. 16th August 2011 / 10:00 pm

    Cats are overrated – they have germs and stuff,
    Hamsters are a nice and easy pet – you got off lightly.
    She’s a real beauty Sally – you must be so proud
    J x