Disclosure: I received an outfit for Addie to review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Oh, little girl. You and I...we need to have a chat.
See, I'm your mama. And I know a lot about drama.
And you...you're just starting to figure it out.
Last week, it was acceptable to eat the smoothie that I made for your breakfast. Today, your reaction is "it's YUCKY!"
Two months ago, you said "I can nurse now, okay?" Now, it's "I neeeeeeed to nurseeeeee! I need to nurse! I need to nurse! I need to nurse!"
And wearing tiny (adorable) pigtails in your hair has become something worthy of epic meltdowns of legendary proportions.
You're two years old and starting to realize that being a little drama queen is something that you enjoy.
I'm not upset that there's drama. I laugh when you aren't looking (usually when you've thrown yourself on the floor). As a mama with a fair amount of drama in my arsenal, I know that there is much good behind all of the emotion and hysteria that comes along with being a high maintenance toddler.
There are stories about me that (so far, anyway) put all of your antics to shame. I'll have one up on you until you've turned over a chair in a fancy restaurant or blatantly told the pastor's wife that your family never reads Bible verses or been pulled kicking and screaming from a friend's house or the church lobby.... Oh, wait. I guess you possibly might have been an active participant in that last one a time or two in recent weeks.
Having a strong will is not a bad thing, baby girl. Being strong is something that should never make you feel ashamed. Knowing who you are and being willing to fight for it are skills that could actually make or break you when you're grown. Believe me...I know.
The thing is, you and I have some work to do over the next few years. We have to go from tangling with toddler emotions to navigating preschool questions and elementary curiosity and then (oh boy) cycle back to emotions when we meet you as a teenager. For now, we may just have a throw down if I don't let you wear your favorite outfits (like this pink "princess dress" from FabKids) every day - but in ten years, what will the battle be?
I want you to know that you're beautiful - but not throw that knowledge in anyone's face or use it to your advantage.
I hope that you learn that thinking of others is far more important than taking care of yourself.
I pray that you'll take a stand for the things that are true and right and good - even if it's not the most popular option.
I love you, my beautiful, spunky girl. I'm in this drama queen thing with you for the long haul. Don't be afraid to ask me for some advice...because I do have a little bit of experience in this department.
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