Dear Baby Girl,
I won’t lie, three-years-old was tough for all of us. Is there an age that is full of more transitions? Three years old is a year of ditching the diapers, sleeping in a big-girl bed, dressing yourself, and for you, becoming both a little and a big sister. As a three-year-old, you were no longer a baby, but not quite able to do everything by yourself.
How overwhelming must all this have been over the last year? I used to be gone when you woke up. Now, I’m here every morning. Except for that morning when you awoke with me and Daddy gone; and you suddenly had a brother that you wouldn’t meet for another three weeks. Then your schedule was changed, and you didn’t know what was going to happen from one day to the next, always asking ‘What day is it?’
I’m sorry if the rest of us didn’t always know the best ways to help you navigate these changes.
Not that there weren’t good moments. There were dance parties, and homemade cookies. Sledding in the winter, and trips to the library every week, and swim lessons in the spring.
But now that you’re four, I can see so much promise. You’re learning to write your own name, and love to play with your sister, or just hang out by yourself. You still love to make us laugh with your ridiculous jokes and impeccable timing. And I still love to see those adorable waves in your hair that make me and your sister jealous in all the best ways.
You’ve come so far this year baby girl. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us over the next 12 months. No matter what, I think you put it right the other day when you said ‘I got this.’
L’s Fourth Birthday Interview
- What is your favorite color? Pink
- What is your favorite food? Sandwiches…I mean donuts
- What is your least favorite food? Lettuce
- What is your favorite book? Dogs Don’t Wear Sneakers
- What is your favorite toy? Piggy
- What is your favorite thing to do? Play outside
- What is your favorite song? Best day of my life
- What is your favorite show? PJ Masks
- What is your favorite movie? Wall-E
- Who is your best friend? Amara
- Are you afraid of anything? Elevators
- Do you want to get married when you grow up? Yes
- Who do you want to marry? Daddy
- What do you want to be when you grow up? Computers
- What’s the best thing about turning four? Going to Nami & Papa’s house.