Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life With a 3 Year Old...

Hi.  My name is Maeve and I'm 3 (holds up 3 fingers).  My mom says I turned into a 3 year old overnight.  I'm not sure exactly what she means, but I hear her say stuff like I'm super independent and have strong opinions.  Isn't that a good thing?  I have mastered my mommy's groan/growl when she's a little frustrated with me -- especially when we're trying to 'run out the door'... what's the rush, mom??  I think I saw a new parenting book show up from Amazon the other day to deal with my new phase of development.  Ha ha.  What my mom doesn't understand is that now that I'm 3 years old I am capable of doing everything by myself.  I am a growing girl, so I am hungry all the time too.  Everything needs to be big... nothing should ever be small, regardless of what you're making reference to.  My mom says that I sometimes talk like a teenager.  I'm just practicing so that I'll have it perfected in 10 years.  My mommy nixed my inflections of FIIIIIINE and OKAAAAAY.  For awhile there I liked to taunt her with mouthing the words instead of saying them.  Now, I just like to remind my mom throughout the day what words I can and cannot say... that way I get away with saying FIIIIINE and OKAAAAAY still.  I have been heard to say MOOOOM, in an exasperated tone.  Well, clearly she deserved it.  duh.  I have a great sense of style, and it bothers me when mom tries to have an opinion about it.  Its my body and my clothes...  mostly mom just lets me wear what I want, when I want.  Apparently I have some really nice clothes in the closet that I never want to wear.  I think I look great.... mommy agrees.  I can be heard saying 'school is booorring'... even though I don't really know what that word means.  I have a lot of fun at school and am starting to learn and sound out all my letters.  Even though I can get frustrated really quickly when things aren't going my way, I still LOVE my snuggles with my mommy. I have found stroking and playing with her ears to be a really soothing... mommy doesn't mind most of the time, she says.  I have realized that I can crawl down from my bed in the middle of the night and crawl into bed with mommy now too... this way I get more snuggles in.  I think I heard mommy say we need to work on that soon, but I'm not exactly sure what she means.  Who wouldn't want me trying to crawl inside their body so that I can get as close as I can get while we sleep??  I love to laugh, pretend play, read stories, do puzzles, and play with my friends.  I love my mommy and she loves me.... we are one happy family.


'I don't want my picture taken, mommy!' 


'Oh, hey!' 


 'Cheeeese'


Fashion forward... 


My sweet girl... with a healthy dose of mischief... 


We're getting the hang of riding bikes.  In our entrance we've got a scooter, bike, trike, and skuut bike....


 'S'up?'

1 comment:

ShannonRyan said...

Amazing! She's growing you so darn fast. Love the pictures, love the stories. Warms our hearts and reminds us that the journey will be so, so, so worth it soon enough. XOXO