Sunday, February 24, 2008

Poof! You're Two!

From this

to this

in what seems like 0 to 60 in no time flat.

Look at you, you are two today. Because of that, I suppose I should write some sappy hearts and flowers post about how it is hard to believe that two years ago on this very day, you my sweetie face munchkin dumpling with cheeks so cute your Aunt E wants to bite them, was born.

Right, then. Let’s get started shall we? I think that’s what the midwife said when I asked if it was OK to push.

To T.D., my tiny dictator, who I wouldn’t have any other way. I love everything about you no matter what I may say under clenched teeth and furrowed brow. I love your big brown eyes that mirror my own. I love your tiny teeth and even the fangs. Actually, I am quite proud of those and I must say, a bit envious. You have the most infectious laugh so forgive me if I cannot stop tickling you just to hear it over and over again. It is truly music to my ears.

You make me stop and really examine life on a wide and small scope. Through you, I actually do stop and smell flowers and other things we adults might take for granted in our scheduled lives. I cannot hold you close enough. The scent of your hair after a bath is one of my all-time favorites now. Each day you show me love and my grinchy heart grows bigger. I appreciate more with you around and you teach me so much. I appreciate and love your father more as well.

It is a pleasure being your mother and one that I am grateful for every day. To see your fathers’ wicked smile and his daring sense of self in you is a treat. I admire your courage and knack you have for getting what you want. You will not be ignored even when we want to because you are running around the house yelling, “A-B-D!” for the millionth time in a one minute span like some cracked out junkie needing a fix.

Happy Birthday Tiny Dictator, we are blessed to have you in our lives, coup d'etats and all.


  1. This is a really touching post Vicki - I'm sure that all your family will really value it in 10,20,30 years time!

  2. Hey, where were you last night?

  3. You made me teary-eyed...Nice work. :)

  4. Melissa Parlaman (Graco contributor)10:18 PM

    Vicki--I am loving all of your posts! I keep a journal for my daughter capturing similar sentiment as your letter so she can read it when she is older.Your post was very sweet & hit home for me.

    P.S. I love how you call your daughter the Tiny Dictator!


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