Hi there. It's Sarah here. Yep. It's me.
I am Mommy's little monkey as she likes to call me (and I like it too) and have asked her if it would be okay if I could take a try at blogging and talk with you, say hello, maybe tell you some funny experiences and share my voice here. She writes so much about me and what I have been up to, and life as a parent (which really can be hard sometimes as I am not always so easy) and thought it would be fun to share my point of view from where I am standing at just over three feet.
Let's start with; I love Mommy and Daddy very, very, very much. They are the best parents ever. Mommy makes cupcakes, Daddy carries me on his shoulders and they both take me to the playground a lot.
Now, since this blog has been Mommy's confessional, and place to education, share, vent, laugh and self-deprecate, here are some of my confessions, experiences, challenges and accomplishments too.
As you can imagine, so much has happened since I arrived in this world well over two years ago. My brain is constantly in overdrive trying to soak it all in. Who has time for sleep, or much anyway? (Sorry Mommy that I get up so early everyday). There is just so much to learn, experience and enjoy and not enough hours in the day. I have been hearing this phrase a lot lately from the kids at school and on the street.
It's been so great learning numbers and letters, riding the swings and climbing the monkey bars, and splashing in the pool, amongst so many other things. But, there is much I am still learning including, for example, how to sit still long enough to eat a meal or not spill my milk and to listen better as I get so easily distracted. I really need to work hard on these, especially the latter. I am sure I will do better over time, hopefully.
Just once, I think Mommy wishes I could sit still long enough while we paint so that I don't get my crafty hands all over the furniture, walls, and her and me. What can I say? I love to get messy while being creative. Fortunately, because she knows me so well and how crazy and all over the place I really get, I sometimes need to sit in my booster seat with the tray so that I can go all out (Thanks Mommy). We have such a great time together doing arts and crafts and then putting up my creations in our (pseudo) gallery to then share with friends and family as cards and gifts.
I also like it when Mommy and Daddy say they are proud of me, which is very often. Yeah!!!
They cheer me on a lot of the time when I do something like brush my teeth, sit on the potty, put my shoes on or climb the monkey bars in the playground. To think, I thought these things were no big deal but they really do make me feel special. They are also very encouraging when I am trying to learn something new and are very supportive during this process. They help me when I ask for it but know I like to try things myself first (Miss Independent). In fact, I have been getting much, much, much better about putting my toys away and helping with feeding the cat.
I want to also take this time to say that I am sorry Mommy and Daddy for not always listening to you, pushing your buttons, jumping on the couch, and more. The list goes on, I am sure but I will leave it at this. Just know that I am thankful every day you are my parents and love you thissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss much. Thanks for loving me for all my quirks and giggles. I love you too.
My only requests (come on, you knew there had to be some) that I wish for would be to watch more television, eat cupcakes daily, spends hours on end at the playground and ride a pony at least once a day. Okay maybe the latter is not so realistic. My other more reasonable requests are to please continue to love me as much as you do, hug me and kiss me as much as you do, make me laugh and be goofy as much as you do and play, play (teach), play with me for a good long time.
Oh this has been so much fun. Thank you so much for letting me give this a try. Let us know if you would like me to come back again some time to share life's comings and goings. I can try to convince mommy to let us do this once a month if you are interested. Oooh, I am becoming a writer at such a young age. This is so cool. Thanks again.
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