You’re two and a half, baby girl. Except, you insist that you’re three. “No, I not two, Mommy… I FREE!” You certainly act the part of an older kid too. There are times when I can’t believe you’re only two because you’ve already perfected the rebellious attitude of a teenager. Yesterday, during “quiet time” (you stopped napping long ago), you wouldn’t stay in your room, no matter what consequence I threatened. After I took away your favorite ‘monster jammies’, you stripped off your diaper and went to the bathroom all over your bedroom (obviously, just to make me mad) and then, while I was cleaning the mess, you snuck into my bathroom and painted yourself with my mascara. YOU’RE A FEISTY ONE.
But, thankfully, you balance your spicy with sweet. You’re currently going through a ‘baby’ phase where you want to wear pajamas ALL DAY LONG and drink from a sippy cup that you call a bottle. You love to snuggle on my lap while you hold your stuffed animals and ‘sis’ (your blanket which is actually a burp cloth). At some point in the wee hours of the night, you show up in Mom & Dad’s bedroom with your battalion of stuffed animals and crawl in between us.
When you’re not snuggling like a baby, you love to MOVE. Dancing, running, jumping, bike riding, tackling your brother. I’m excited for you to turn three and start dance classes so we have a place to channel all that energy.
When you’re sweet, you’re extra sweet. When you’re spicy, you’re extra spicy. But I love you in both extremes, Boo, and I adore being your mom.
Since I did this for your brother, I thought it would be fun to compare and document your ‘favorite things’ right now:
Favorite Food: Macaroni and cheese (‘noodles’)
Favorite Book: Peppa Pig Books
Favorite Song: “Trot Back Trot Back” from our Music Together CD
Favorite Word: “That’s MY toy!” (sharing isn’t your favorite)
Favorite Toy: Shopping cart + play food
Favorite Thing to Do: Color or play in the kitchen
Favorite TV Show: Peppa Pig