Holding up Three Fingers
In the Past Three Days, this is the person:
Who read herself to sleep.
Who breastfed her ducky…with a blanket…because they're her "private breasts."
Who got married, moved into a castle and went house hunting because she and her prince needed a "home" to live in.
Who reported that the washcloth was dead because it was dried out and crusty. She then told me that if she put it in the water, it would take all the dead off because Jesus gave us the water AND the bathtub.
Who told me Jesus wants me to let her wear big-girl underwear all night long (she knew I'd never go along with it if SHE asked me).
Who asked if "Bob Marley is a little girl."
Who says she's "pretty nervous about the moon."
Who struck up a conversation with our be-pierced Target cashier today and as we left told me, "I think she pretty loves me."
In the Past Three Years, this is the person:
Who made me cry like a baby the first time I saw her.
Who makes fun of the way I dress.
Who, when asked what she's doing, answers, "Just Chillin'"
Who knew over a hundred words at her 18-month check-up.
Who is a princess.
Who went pee in the potty for the first time in July of 2004 and became potty trained…mostly…last week.
Who has her moments.
Who won the hearts of everyone in London to the extent that a proctor in Westminster Abbey (where no photography is allowed) took us behind a roped-in area and let us take a quick picture on Queen Elizabeth's chair because Laylee was such a "gorgeous baby" (insert British accent here).
Who asks me if I'm "saturated" when I finish eating a big meal.
Who has the best imagination around.
Who spontaneously tells people she loves them.
Who scares me.
Who loves and cares for her brother.
Who makes me work harder, play harder and care more than I ever knew I could.
This is a terribly incomplete list of all the things that make Laylee who she is. Since we don't use our kids' real names or exact birth dates on this blog and she "turned 3" January 1st, this is her "birthday" post. We love her. She is darling, hilarious, sweet and wonderful. We couldn't have picked a better one.
Yes, today was better.