I read a lot of blogs and lists online that about “things you should do when your children are young” and one repeated piece of advice is to write down the funny things your kids say. Lately you have been saying so many funny things, and you say things so cute, that I wanted to document some of them.
You add the letter “T” to the end of some words. You will say “it scare meet” instead of “it scare me” and “I’m tiret” instead of “I’m tired.” “Turnt” instead of turn and “ont” instead of on.
You don’t pronunciation your “L’s” but instead they sound like “Y’s”. You say “Yizzard” instead if “Lizzard,” “Yittle” instead of “Little,” “I Yove You” instead of “I love you,” “I don’t yike that” (your favorite graze right now next to “no”) instead of “I don’t like that” and “Yook at dat!!!” Instead of “look at that!”
When we were at the beach your daddy cooked a delicious fish dinner one night. We were all earring and out of the blue you said “this is AMAZING!” Hahaha!!!! We all died laughing! It was the cutest thing!
You ask “what’s that?!” several hundred times a day. 😉
You love Milk and you always ask for “my mok!”
One day we were eating lunch together at you little table and you stopped eating, reached over, hugged me and said “I love you mommy. You’re my best friend.” My heart melted and tears filled my eyes. It was so sweet! Now when I put you to bed and we say our prayers, I tell you I love you and you give me a hug and say “best friend.” There is nothing better in the world to me than to hear you say that.
All about you:
The things you love these days: watching you shows on the iPad (veggie tales, Mickey, Maya the Bee, Little Einstein, Angelina Ballerina, Cinderella, Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins), swimming (you live jumping off the side of the pool and letting daddy catch you)…you are also in swim lessons and swim camp this summer, dancing and singing, jumping on the trampoline, playing outside, finger painting, playing with play dough, coloring and spending time with your grandparents.
Things you hate: BUGS! You are terrified of them! You scream and cry when you see any type of bug (even the tinniest of nats!) and want me to “hold you!” You also hate when we tell you no, but what kid doesn’t?!
Food you like:
You are becoming more and more picky. But you love to eat grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, fried fish (especially the fish PawPaw catches and cooks), green beans, pancakes, ice cream, lots of fruit (grapes, watermelon, raisins, apples, bananas), your milk, and popcorn.
The “not so terrific twos”:
They are definitely in full swing these days and I can be challenging and trying most days. Fits, screaming, crying, disobeying, etc. It is not your fault, it is just part of you growing, learning and maturing, but there are days that it wears me out. But I will continue to keep a positive attitude and pray for patience. You get very upset over small thing, you are easily frustrated and the word “no” with send you into fit at the drop of a hat. Many times there is no reason you get upset. The other night we were in the shower and you kept crying and screaming telling me you wanted to take a shower, but we already were. Sometimes you get put into time out, sent to your room, or get a pop on the leg when you throw these big fits. Usually they all get your attention and we can correct your behavior. When I feel like I don’t know what to do sometime when you act that way, I pray for guidance and patience and tell myself “this too shall pass.”
Despite the tantrums and tears, you are the sweetest little girl in the world! I love every scone of spending time with you. You are energetic and full of life! Watching you grow and learn new things fascinates me. You are so aware of the world around you and you are so smart. You notice things most people wouldn’t, you are in tune to people’s feelings and emotions, and you pick up on things so quickly. I am in awe of you every day and I cannot wait to see what your future hold. I pray for you all day, every day. I pray for your health, safety and happiness. For you to learn and experience new things and all this world has to offer. I earnestly pray for your relationship with the Lord, for you to have one (a great one) and to follow his path for your life. I pray for you to have confidence, skill, talents, a compassionate and loving heart, conviction, passion and so much more. You are going to do amazing things in this world baby girl and I will always be your biggest cheerleader no matter what. You can always count on that!
I love you more than this world!