Oh the adventures with an almost 3 year old. Almost 3 years old - I can't believe I'm typing that. Gulp. It is so fun to see her grow up and learn new things. I love hearing her little voice. I love her big hugs and her sweet kisses. And then we all know there is the other side of a 2 year old. And that side made an appearance on Friday morning. I wanted to write this down so I wouldn't forget.
We are in the midst of potty training and I have to say what a great job Mallory is doing. Friday morning, we woke up to get ready for the day. I told Mallory how proud I was that she hadn't had an accident all night but I knew she would need to go to the potty soon since she didn't go all night. I told her twice to go to the potty but she kept saying no. I usually don't give her a choice and just put her on the potty right after she wakes up but this time, I was busy getting ready so I figured she would just go on her own. Wrong. I shouldn't have given the two year free will. I went to the closet to get my clothes and she followed me in. I turned around and she was just standing there staring at me, she smiled and then peed right there on the carpet. Right in front of me. She knew what she was doing and just kept right on. I laugh about it now but at the time, it was the maddest I had ever been with her in her whole entire life! Whose child is this that would just start at her parent and totally defy what I've been asking her to do? Must be her Father's child. Needless to say, I'm sure she won't be doing that again anytime soon.
Then cut to Sunday afternoon when we both laid down for a nap. Mallory wanted me to give her a hug and then she wanted to give me a kiss so kissed me on my cheek and for some reason her cute little lips tickled my cheek and I started laughing. She kept kissing my cheek because she saw me laughing which made her start laughing and it was one of the sweetest moments. Our nap was postponed due to contagious laughter. I had to make sure I wrote this down because it is definitely something I never want to forget!
So many memories being made - good memories and memories that I know I will laugh when I look back at them. I'm enjoying it all and am thankful for this crazy girl!