1. Passing by a black guy mowing his lawn: "It's the Rainbow Guy!!... Mom, I LOVE that guy!!" (I can only assume she thought he looked like LeVar Burton).
2. Describing the Olympic gymnast during his parallel bars routine: "That guy's MAGIC!"
3. Her sincere concern, as she walked into the room, hands covering her face, grandma's makeup smeared across her eyebrows: "Am I going to be in time-out?"
4. Frustrated while coloring: "I don't know how to draw smiley faces when I'm frowny...Mom, can you smile with me?"
5. After I had just finished reorganizing and cleaning out some of my mom's kitchen drawers: "Oooh mom, grandma's gonna be soooo MAD!" (and she was)
The older L- gets, the less she feels like someone I'm just supposed to do my best to keep alive. She's really starting to become a thinker and a doer. She's making observations, getting into trouble, solving problems, and calling me out. As easy as it is to make toddlers think you know everything, I really like how much she challenges me. She's never boring, and she's always got something to say that makes me think about our world in a totally new way.
I don't really have anything profound to say about it. I just really like the person my daughter is becoming.