i’ve been having a hard time wrapping my mind around this for about 4 months now. and yet, i’ve somehow managed to not keep notes like i should on the (many) things i want to remember about jovie as she nears 3 years old.
my friend becky has a daughter 2months younger than jovie. we talk almost daily (YAY) and she likes to dream/wonder what our girls will be like when they’re older. each and every time i politely tell her to SHUT UP. i just miss all the newness and the amazing discoveries as they unfolded.
of course that happens still, but in less obvious ways. part of me says i don’t want her to grow because i will forget how amazing she is. because then it will all be so typical.
she is (duh) unique: strong-willed for sure! yet, also quite adaptable. empathetic. funny. silly. well-behaved. tho demanding, too. polite. appreciative. easily-frustrated. highly verbal. fantastic memory. independent. dependent. (too dependent.) incredibly timid (at first). yet also fearless (at times). and loving. oh so so loving.
she truly is an enigma.
and i can’t believe she’s almost THREE.
that’s like…. old. i mean, KID-aged. there is nothing remotely toddler-esque about her anyway, but now that she’s not even 2 1/2 anymore…… ohmigosh!
see what i mean: