I always wanted a little girl. I cried when I found out your brother was a boy. I didn’t know how to raise a boy. How to play with a boy. How to clean his boy diapers. But, for 3 1/2 years all I knew was a boy. And I figured it out. I became a pretty darn good boy mom.
Then you came along. And you are everything I could have hoped and wished for and more in my daughter. You love princesses and pirates equally. You aren’t afraid to get dirty. You fall and you get right back up again. You love dolls and balls. ”I try” is repeated hundreds of times a day it seems. You love your Bubba and your Hauggys so much. I love the way you skip/run to the door when you hear your Daddy is home. You love to dance and sing and have your favorite cartoons memorized. You have no patience for me to read books to you. You have to read them yourself.
Yes, you have a terrible temper right now and no patience. But, I know these are things that are going to serve you well later in life. The very things I find extremely difficult to deal with now are the things that I know will get you far. You know what you want when you want it and you aren’t willing to take no for an answer. You have to do everything yourself and don’t have the time of patience to let someone else do it for you.
You love with your entire heart. You are so passionate and compassionate. You have so much love for others and making sure they are “K?”. You don’t like to hear others crying and are always there with a hug when needed. Your random hugs around my knees make me so happy.
Your hair. Your hair speaks volumes about you. It’s wild and crazy just like you. It can’t be tamed. And I don’t want to tame you. I want to shape you into the best human being you can possibly be. Because you are going to take this world by storm with your uncontrollable red hair and your strong will. I know you are going to do good.
Kennedy Ann, I am so dang proud to be your Mommy. Even with the fits and tantrums you are perfect just the way you are. But, maybe we can be done with the whole terrible two thing? I’m hoping you went through that phase early even though you just turned two. Either way I know this is going to be an amazing year. You will learn and grow so much and I’m excited to go on that journey with you.