Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nobody puts baby in a corner

My sweet darling girl,

I am so glad that you have found yourself, your self esteem and your never ending need to "me do it". I must say, I am proud of all your bossy, self-assured sassiness. I am happy to have a little girl who will not take no for an answer,is willing to take what she wants in life (and in Mommy and Me). I think we are so worried about our girls being "nice" that we squash the innate sense of power and drive to succeed that is natural in toddlers. I will not raise a daughter that apologizes for natural brassiness, her desire to be on top and do things her way. I think it will serve you well in life. It is expected that your brothers behave that way, why not you? I hope you always retain your strong sense of self determination and independence.

Now if you could just plan to tone it down from the ages of 2-18 I would appreciate it. Be as sassy, self determined and head strong as you want to be (in College).

I love you

A little view of our crazy life

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A gift

Dear Children,

I have given you the greatest gift a mother can give. A father. Yes, and you really got a good deal with this one. You will not believe the things he can do. Here are some examples. He can, get up with you, wipe butts, change diapers, clean your room, pour drinks, get snacks and tie shoes. Now I know this may come as a shock to you because you ask me to do all of these things for you and more. But give him a try, he is really very handy and would love to show you some of his tricks. So next time you wake up at 2 AM because you have to pee, wake him, ask him to help you or tuck you back in. You may be surprised at how much you will like it!

Love Mommy