This girl, this compact little bundle of smarts and sass and silly is MY favorite little girl. And I decided that I must take a moment to write a little something good, instead of my usual frustrations with her 2 year oldedness.
This morning has been so great. It started out with her padding into our room at 6:15 INSTEAD of the usual 5:45 or 6:00. So already, we're 15 minutes better off. I was in the bathroom getting dressed for the gym. She opened the door, looked up at me with her beautiful eyes and gorgeous hair all feathered from sleep and said...."what ya doing Mommy?" I told her I was going to the gym. She said she needed to go potty, which is what always wakes her and brings her to our room so early. I told her that was fine, do her thing and then climb on the bed with Daddy. I closed the door behind me and came out to the kitchen to, well, if you must know, pluck. The "beard" was especially out of control and I needed a little time on it before departing. What seemed like FOREVER later, she flushed and then, she came out and found me in the kitchen. She asked what I was doing, and then said, "Mommy, you need to go to the gym." I know, I know,but I'm plucking!
Next, she asked if she could have some fruit loops and fishy crackers. She asked so nicely, how could I deny her. Unfortunately, no fruit loops. But, a big bag of fishy crackers was available. First she sat on the floor near the piano happily picking out fishies and eating. Then, she told me again I needed to go to the gym. I told her I couldn't, 'cause what would she do if I was gone. She thought I was so wierd to say that. Then, she asked if I could "please turn on Super why." So, I did.
Just a minute ago, I looked over into the family room to see her sprawled on the couch, one hand in the fishy bag, the other playing with her hair, watching Super Why intently as she yelled out B, B is for Brooklyn. Then, she turned her head to look at me and proudly said, "Mommy, I saw a B for Brooklyn."
It was just one of those peaceful, happy moments where all is quiet, all are happy and her sweetness was really shining bright. It was just one of those rare peaceful happy mornings, where we talked all in quiet voices, sweet conversation and smiles.
For all the complaining I do about her, I really do love her so much. She really is so fun. Nothing makes my heart sing more than when she will randomly come up to me and say...."Mommy?" "Yes Maggie." "Ummmmm, I LOVE YOU." with an accompanying sign and then smile and run away. Or to listen to her and Max giggle and laugh as they play whatever made up games they've decided on at that time.
Yep, those are the sweet things....
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a floor covered in fishy crackers to go clean up. Sometimes the giggles imply a much more "sinister" game. That darn Max woke up and got to work.
I'm a wife to one, mother of three, sister to five, friend to many, singer, performer and teacher. I love my family. I love to tell the stories of the day to day with a lot of humor and a healthy dose of snark. Life can be hard, we may as well laugh at it.