My daughter is on the brink of 3. Her upcoming birthday has caused me to reflect on the past year: the potty training trials and switch to the big-girl bed.
The way her vocabulary has exploded from a handful of words to detailed instructions for how she’d like her hair fixed for preschool.
All the milestones, the happy and the bittersweet, that she’s bounded through in the past 12 months.
She is, after all, my last baby, unless life throws me a major curve ball. It’s easy to get sentimental.
Instead of focusing on what I’ll miss about having a 2 year old, I’ve decided to think about why I’m excited for 3.
In the comments, tell me what you love most about 3 year olds. Think of it as a pat on the back for a mommy whose baby is quickly becoming a little girl.
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.