If you don’t believe that that you toddler is growing up at lightening speed, take a look in their closet. There is something about packing away my daughter’s outgrown clothes that makes me so sad. The realization that she is not a baby anymore is almost surreal. As I put away her 18 – 24 months clothes, I can’t help wondering how these past two & a half years went by so quickly.
She is becoming less and less dependent on mommy. The phrase, “I can do it.” has become a more common expression these days. She no longer wants to sit on mommy’s lap to read her bedtime stories before I kiss her goodnight. “I sit in the big girl bed & read stories.” What happened to my little girl?
This weekend my husband & I left for an out of state wedding. It was the first time that we have gotten away together since she was born. When we got back, I swear she got bigger. She even acted older. STOP GROWING SO FAST. I know everyone says that two is terrible & believe me we have contended with some fits & tantrums, but this has been by far my favorite age. With only infancy & year one to choose from, I suppose it was an easy choice, but I am not quite ready for her to slide into her 3’s just yet.
So Mai, do Mommy a favor & slow it down a little & maybe tonight let mommy read you a book while you sit on her lap.