As this year winds to a close, I want to tell you how much I love you and how proud I am of all you have accomplished this year. My Dear Daughter: you have grown so much into a loving, kind and funny person. I especially enjoy watching you with your little brother. You look after him, you comfort him when he’s hurt and you laugh with him when he’s being funny. He looks up to you – often asking you for something or showing you something he is proud of, before he even tells mommy 😉 You are getting so smart too, you often remember things from long ago – what you were wearing 2 years ago when you went shopping with grandma, or what you had to eat last month when we went to Applebees. You like to use big words too, and most of the time you are using them correctly! You told me last week that when I got mad at you for eating candy before dinner that I was being ‘inappropriate’. HAHA!
Some recent faves of yours: ice fishing Daddy and Grandpa Al took you on Devils Lake in an icehouse during Christmas and you sat and fished all day! You love My Little Pony, Frozen and Power Rangers! Although I am considering putting the kibosh on the Power Rangers, because I am getting tired of seeing karate chop moves all day long from you and your brother. 😉
And my Dear Son: you are still so little – but you want to be big. “Big like mommy” you say, but really, you should not aspire to that since I am only 4′ 11” 😉 Oh how I wish you would stay like this forever. But you will be 3 soon and you talk about it often. You can’t wait to respond with that big number when people ask how old you are – you are getting tired of saying “TWO!” You love cars and playing with anything truck, plane or tractor. So Christmas presents were easy for you this year. You were in gymnastics this year and you really loved the trampoline, and the bars. You got bored of the balance beam pretty quickly. I think we are going to try you in something different this coming year.
I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings for both of you. I am so lucky to have you in my life, I look forward to seeing you grow even more.
For the last letters in our 2013 series of Letters to our Children, check out my friend Melanie’s post here.