Posted on | March 27, 2012 | 34 Comments
spring is finally here. and with it came a mildly more agreeable toddler. it was rough there for a while. months, even. i still stand by my theory that moms created the saying “terrible twos” to mess with new moms so that once they escaped 2 unscathed and all “whatever that wasn’t even that bad!”, three hits them like a ton of bricks and all the other moms laugh and laugh and laugh.
with all the stuff that sucks about 3, there are equally as much stuff that is just plain awesome. these things help you from putting your child in a box on the doorstep of someone much more patient and capable.
one day i asked Harper what she wanted to be when she grew up and she said “a daddy. i want to fix cars and houses with a toolbox”. later that week she tried to cut her own hair (i cannot even, so let’s just not even go there) and told me she was trying to “have a shortcut like daddy”.
Harper is fully and completely obsessed with Adele. i’m talking, it is unacceptable to listen to anything else in the car. there are tantrums and fits and it’s not worth it so i listen to Adele until my ears want to bleed. she knows all the words to rollin’ in the deep (her all time favorite song ever in the world until the end of time) and all the words to rumor has it (although she does think it’s called Uma Has It, if that isn’t the cutest thing ever i don’t know what is).
she picks her own outfits. when she is wearing clothing that is. omg the nakedness! homegirl loves to be sans clothing at home. but when it’s time to get dressed she “can do it mahself!”. i love seeing some of the outfits she comes up with. patterns and colors and weather inappropriate, oh my. she is so creative in her clothes and artwork, i can’t wait to see how it evolves and how she uses it as the years pass.
i feel this crazy pull between being so excited for what her future brings and wanting to see what those things are, and wanting to swaddle her up and pause time or even go backwards. but that is parenthood isn’t it? so hard, so fun, so painful.