I didn’t initially want a daughter first. At least, I didn’t think I did. I had envisioned a little boy. I could deal with boys. Boys are easy. I have all brothers.
Seemed a bit high maintenance, maybe? I don’t know what it was. Perhaps because my mom and I haven’t always had the greatest relationship.
I mean, if you’re a girl, you know what you were like between the ages of 13 and 18. If you were anything like me you were drama to the max, all friends and fights and boys and break-ups and make-ups. Having a boy seemed like just the right way to ease myself into parenthood.
And then Violet was born.
This girl, this beautiful ray of sunshine was meant for me. Sure, most parents say that kind of trite crap about their kids and here I go with the cliches and this is only my first post here on Toddler Times. But I am so excited to finally be able to write about my girl.
Here are just a few things I adore about her:
Her name is Violet. She calls herself Wylet.
She’s talking more and more now and says stuff to herself like “Come on, Wylet! You can do it!”
She can count to ten in Spanish.
I didn’t teach her that, Dora did.
She has curly hair that, if left to its own devices, makes her look like rocker Sammy Hagar in his Van Halen glory days.
Sometimes, when I wake her up in the morning she says “Oh, Mommy. I missed you.”
She is really close with her dad.
She’s still learning to like her little brother Henry, who was born four months ago.
She’s only 2-years-old but she roughhouses with our two 100 pound black labs and doesn’t mind when they knock her down.
She likes dinosaurs and airplanes and even watches NASCAR with dad.
I’m proud to say she has yet to get into dolls. Or barbies. I hate Barbie.
I gave her The Business the other day because she kept saying sh!t over and over again. Turns out she was mimicking me telling the dogs to “sit.”
Anyway, that’s enough for now. I’ve got tons to share with you guys. And I can’t wait to hear all about your children too. I’m always witnessing some behavior or the other and wondering “is that normal?” Now you guys can weigh in and we can all feel a little less alone in this thing we call parenting.
To kick things off I figured I’d post my very favorite video of my Wylet. It makes me cry every time I watch it.
Song: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros