Day 9/ 31
Before you came along the parents outnumbered the child, now we play man to man– although it usually feels like zone defense.
You are a firecracker. We have known that all along. You came out as mad as a little wet hen. Really, instead of mewling like a fresh kitten you bellowed loudly at your unpleasant eviction. Even my Doctor and all of the surgical team said, “Whoa! She’s mad!” We’ve found ourselves saying the very same thing several times since then. You are fiery alright. The good news is, this means you are PASSIONATE. You LOVE life. You hate to be missing something. Therefore carrying you upstairs for your nap time is like carrying a rabid porcupine. But as soon as you get upstairs, you snuggle into your little nest of blankets and request “Twinkle Twinkle..” Lately I’ve heard you singing to yourself after I leave, some crazy fun remix of the B-I-B-L-E. That’s you, crazy fun.
You love Cheese Sticks, Bananas and Applesauce– and get very excited to go outside. You love trying on your sister’s shoes and will tromp, tromp, tromp through the house until the 4- sizes-too-big-rain-boots bring you down to the floor in a fit of giggles. And then you get right up and try it again. You are persistent.
You took this slightly over-protective Mama and made me chill out, already. Why? Not because you are my play-it-safe girl– but because no matter what I DO, you’re still going to do things I didn’t anticipate. You scare me sometimes, kid. Remember this day?
What about this one?
And I just love watching you love life.
God knew exactly what we needed in the 4th member of “Us” and I’m so grateful it was you.