Thursday, August 5, 2010

she's a lover

It often seems like Annika saves her crabbiest moods for mommy. She will be a little angel until I walk into the room and the minute she sees me its like she just falls apart. It sometimes makes me feel like I'm not doing something right. The other day however, my weekly "My toddler this week" update from BabyCenter brought me some reassurance. It read: "Is your child a ray of sunshine at daycare but a thundercloud when you show up on the scene? Try not to get upset by these end-of-day meltdowns. They're signs of true love. Your toddler knows that its safe to let out all of her pent-up feelings around you."

Oh baby girl, I love you in spite of, even because of, the fact that you let out your pent-up feelings on mommy. It just makes days like today when you couldn't stop telling mommy and daddy that you love us even more special...

Every day before her nap and every night before bed Annika tells me and her daddy that she loves us. She can't quite put her little pinkie up yet, but we know exactly what she is saying.


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3 comments:

Audi Swift said...

Oh how that melts my heart... she can now tell you guys that she loves you. I think it's so sweet that AJ is her total self with you... what a blessing if you can keep that closeness throughout her growing up. We love you guys!

Lyndsay said...

So Sweet! And so good to know thats why kids act their worst for mommy...I'll try to remember that from now on:)

jamie said...

LOVE! She's precious and growing up so fast!