*sigh* I hate when I don’t publish things correctly….this was suppose to go last Saturday….
Dearest little one who is not so little anymore,
What are we going to do with you? You are precocious and have hit your terrible twos way too early. You know exactly what you are doing when you do it, turning to ask us even when you KNOW you aren’t suppose to do something. That little questioning sound you make slips out and your face gives it’s angelic look while you ask. When we say no, you pout and scream and tantrum. Until you find something else to do. Or you ask again, maybe this time it will be different. But no, you will never be able to play with knives. I’m sorry. We are the meanest parents ever, I know. Maybe your next ones will be better.
Your personality and smartness is exploding out of you. You are so aware of the world and what is going on. Mommy and Daddy have a contest that whoever touches their nose last has to change your diaper. You’ve started touching your nose with us, and sometimes to let us know you need a new diaper. It is adorable and you KNOW it. Books are still your favorite thing, as well as your puppies. It’s guaranteed if you are in one of your screaming fits, getting your “Bubba” over to distract you will make you stop crying, at least for a second. You’ve started exploring them too. Their noses, their ears and tails. Throwing yourself at them too for big hugs, even if you don’t know how they will react. You are FEARLESS!
There has yet to be anyone you can’t charm your way into. Between waitresses and the apartment complex ladies to strangers walking in a store, you smile your cherubic smile and open those big beautiful brown eyes wider and do something cute. A tilt of your head, giggle and *POOF* they are yours.
I wish I could see into your head sometimes. To figure out what makes you want to wear my shirts. What you are thinking as you grab anything with a handle to use as a purse. The reason the wheels are turning as you look at a toy and a box and begin exploring. I cannot wait until you stop speaking ItalianFrenchGermanSimish and start speaking English.
You are my princess and I love you so much. As excited as I am to get you to sleep in your own bed, I’ll miss waking up to you in my face. Snuggling in at night. We are slowly weaning you down to only a few nursing sessions. I’ll miss you when you don’t nurse anymore. That time is ours and I love it. My nipples will be glad of the relief though, since at night, you perform some amazing nursing gymnastics. Glaring at me when milk comes out your nose though, I won’t miss.
I love you my dear daughter.
Forever and Always. Happy 17 Months.