Why yes. Yes, I do believe I've noticed.
Toddlers are intimidating, am I right? One minute, they're all sweetness and cuddles, and asking to "snuggle," and then the next minute, they're screaming, NO! Or telling you that they "don't want a kiss right now, Mommy." Or maybe they're just wildly running from the front door to the back door, and hey, maybe even throwing in some laps around the coffee table just for fun.
I mean, not that OUR toddler ever does things like that.
Except that she does.
At almost 2 and a half years old, she is quite the comedian these days. Some of my favorite Ally Grace-isms from lately:
"Say thank you to me, Mommy." Can you tell that we're working on manners these days?
"I need that knife, Mommy." Um, no Bon qui qui, I'm pretty sure you don't.
"Jackson! Cooperate with me, Jackson!" I sort of lost it on this one. Watching our pint-sized little presh boss our 100lb dog around made my entire day.
(He may listen to her better than he listens to me, actually).
Here are a few pictures to document this time in our lives, which I like to refer to as "Hey, Who Are You, and What Did You Do With Our Calm Little Angel?"
Alternately titled: "Where Did I Put Those Books On Discipline Again? And Can Someone Get Me a Red Bull?"
|Just introducing Ally Grace to a little place I like to call "Heaven on Earth."|
Just trying to be a good mom, over here.
|Remember AG's photo shoot, almost a year ago now?|
Well, the box finally came out!
That's her in the highchair, rocking her baby french twist.
|I feel that the giraffe should be slightly concerned here, |
as I'm pretty sure she's either going to hug him to death, or break his neck, kamikaze-style.
One or the other.
|Oh, if only she would come out of her shell....|
|Me: Yes, Ally Grace, you're so right. Menswear is all the rage this season.|
Pair it with some footie pajamas and it's so totally fetch.
AG: Stop trying to make fetch happen, mommy!
So, as you can see, we're dealing with a beautiful, fashion-forward, Anthropologie-loving, little presh, who can rock a sneaky-face, AND poop in the potty.
The boys are going to love her.
We might need to look into home-schooling.