As I watched Brooklyn walk up onto the jumper at Good Times Park today by herself without falling and jump around independently without wanting anyone with her I had one of those she's growing up too fast moments. She has developed quite the independent streak that I love m but makes me feel sentimental. Like an I'm so happy you're growing up and becoming independent and developing into the amazing person I want to you to become but I want you to stay little forever kind of feeling.
Her most used phrase has become "I do it." She chooses her own outfits and gets dressed with very little help. She knows right from wrong and tries so hard to make good choices. If we get to the point of counting with her she'll usually come running over by the time we hit 3 saying "I'm a good listener, I'm a good listener."
She's not one for chaos and commotion and will usually find a quiet place to play alone if there are too many kids around. When our cousins were visiting for New Years I kept finding her sneaking away with me when I'd go to my bedroom to feed or rock Boston. She is my little sidekick and it makes me feel so loved.
Her nature is one of love and nurturing. She helps me take care of Boston by being the first to notice and wipe up his spit ups and running to his aid if he's ever crying saying "he needs his mommy."
You are such a special girl, sis, and we sure do love you so very much!