It’s hard to get up on a school day when it’s birthday day. Luckily, I reminded her that she was bringing her favorite snickerdoodles, and lollipops to school for her birthday. That perked her right up. It also was special, knowing that daddy had already gotten up early to make his special french toast for her breakfast. My little one loves french toast with fresh blueberries.
How do I describe this little one. She is adorable and infuriating at the same time. I told my husband I’d have to give her future spouse a direct line to call me in all the events he loses his mind trying to figure her out. My husband looked at me and said, “NO. He needs a direct line to me. I know what it’s like.”
This little one is an eternal cuddle bug. She loves to curl up in our arms, lay on the bed and chat, or just smile. She comes into my bed every night. EVERY.NIGHT. She’ll be zonked out sleeping, but her body wakes her up around midnight, and she walks over and tucks herself in. While she is an amazing cuddler (I may have made up a new word), she is also the wiggliest child in the world. At dinner time it’s impossible to keep her on her seat. If she’s standing, she isn’t just staying in one place, she’s human hummingbird.
This girl of mine is also funny. We are a silly family, but man, she really likes to ham it up. She’s my foodie buddy. She loves to cook, bake, and enjoys eating things most kids her age, and many adults have never tried. She also likes to destroy things. I say “destroy,” she says “investigate.” She does have a mind for figuring out how things work.
She loves to dance, sing, and play. I like watching her use her imagination in making up dialogue, and activities when she plays with her toys. She thrives on books, and stories. I love peeking at her face while I’m reading her a story that she’s completely engrossed in. She is also my little romantic.
This little one is very sweet, and thoughtful. Whenever we get something for her, and her sister isn’t there – she immediately asks for one for her big sister. In fact, the two of them like to exchange birthday gifts. They choose a gift to give to each other, and they are always far more excited about how the gift will surprise the other. This daughter also loves to give treats to people, just for the fun of it. I blame my mom. She was, and still does, bring a little token, fruit, food, etc when we visited the doctor, for the mail man, for friends, strangers even. I have this same compulsion, and it looks like we’ve passed it on to another generation.
While my little one is very sweet. She is also quite willful. Makes life, quite exciting. Her vocabulary has always been large, just like her sister. I love listening to her speak. She has a voice similar to the little girl in Mrs. Doubtfire. It’s so much fun to hear. She also, measured herself against me, she’s up to my elbow.
We talk about what it’ll be like when she grows up. She’s told me that we are going to live next door to each other, and have a door that connects our houses. She also promises that I get to kiss her babies cheeks anytime I want. We’re both hoping her babies get her luscious, kissable cheeks.
I have to mention, she gives the best, patented Koala hugs ever. What are Koala hugs? Well, ever since she was a baby, I noticed she hugged back, when I was holding her. As her arms and legs have grown longer, she can hold onto me without me using my arms. It’s like she was born with a baby bjorn option built into her arms and legs.
It’s still weird for me to see that she’s growing taller. She’s always been so little. She still is very much our baby. She makes us laugh, and drives us crazy, but she is an indelible part of this family. We are grateful.
Momma’s girl. You make me laugh. I love you always, forever, just as you are. Momma’s got your back!