You are usually an easy baby to take care of. You love to play and act silly. You're always finding a new 'hat' to wear. You're a pretty good eater, although sometimes you get a little picky. But you are so easy at bedtime. By 7pm you are ready for bed, sometimes you grab your blanky and wait by your crib.
You make it a complete joy to be your mom and we have lots of fun everyday. However, there are times that you test my patience. Times that you will scream, cry, kick, arch your back... do just about anything to get what you want. It doesn't matter where we are or who is around.
At times like these, being your mom isn't easy. When you throw a tantrum, it takes a long time for you to get back to normal. During those HOURS it takes you to get back to your old self, you seem to want to do everything your not suppose to. Telling you 'no' only brings us right back to where we started... a full blown tantrum.
There are days, like at Port Discovery when you threw your lunch on the floor, that it is hard for me to remain calm. But, I'm your mom and that's my job. My job is to teach you how to behave and how to communicate. I LOVE MY JOB and I want you to be the best you can possibly be.
I have high hopes for and want you to feel like you can accomplish anything. I know this phase will pass and one day you'll be a teenager and then a young woman. I hope that you are successful at whatever you choose to do and one day find love and get married.
And then I hope that you have a little girl, who is just as smart, funny, and independent as you. Then you will understand that telling you you're not allowed to gnaw on the bottom of your shoe or asking you to eat lunch is not something I do because I'm mean. I do it because I love you.
Just a few months ago, I wrote you a letter and called you my angel. That hasn't changed and I can not wait for the day your very own little angel turns into Linda Blair in front of a hundred people!
Love you with or without tantrums,