A letter to my two-year-old daughter

To the little girl that’s full of sass,

Two! How on earth did that happen?

What a year it has been, little one. You’ve gone from a bubba crawling around, to a little girl tottering around like you own the place!

We’ve quickly discovered how fiercely independent you are – something that I absolutely love and loath at the same time. I love how strong willed you are (girl power!), but it certainly has it’s downfalls when you’re point blank refusing to let me help you put your shoes on when we’re rushing out of the house on a morning!

You love you brother endlessly. Your relationship with Jack has grown so much over the last year and even though you’re not the biggest fan of his spontaneous cuddles, it’s incredible to see you playing and laughing together. 

Your imagination is already wild, one of the first things you do when you get up in the morning is check on your dollies (or Mimi as you call them), putting them straight in the buggy and storming around the kitchen, before making ‘breakfast’ in your kitchen. You’re obsessed with little figures and can sit playing with your fairy dolls house for what feels like hours (when in reality it’s probably only 10 minutes!). You love your arts and crafts too, although I have to admit I happily let nursery take care of that pastime!

I love the stage you’re at with your speech, it feels like we can have a full blown conversation. I remember we used to joke that when Jack was learning to talk only I could understand what he was saying, well it’s like that with you too – I know your little Thea language inside out and you’re learning new words every day, but I must say ‘no’ and ‘mine’ haven’t been my favourite! 

You have the most expressive little face, people definitely know if you’re not keen on them that’s for sure. But that same face also gives the most amazing smile, once you’ve warmed up a bit! Not a day goes by where you don’t do something or say something that makes me laugh out loud, whether it’s saying hello to random strangers as we walk by, pouting for a photo, going hyper and jumping on the sofa or running up to me shouting ‘you’re it’!

You’re a big time daddy’s girl at the moment, your face lights up as soon as he walks in to the room, jumping off the sofa and running over to him as fast as your little legs can carry you, I’m 100% jealous but I’m sure I’ll be the favourite soon enough!

As cliche as it sounds, you really are growing up so quickly. There are times when I wish that time would slow down, but then you do something so funny or sweet and I realise that this age is just the best. I don’t know what the next year is going to bring, but one thing I do know is that it’s going to be filled with plenty of sass from you!

We love you so much, baby girl. Never change x

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