“What’s that, Mommy?” is one of my daughter’s favorite inquiries these days. She wants to know everything and wants to know it now! On occasion, after I tell her what something is for the second or third time, she’ll ask again just to be sure then say, “Okay, Mommy!” While my two and half year old may not be in school as yet, she is my little student and is just absorbing everything at such a rapid pace. Like a model student, she is so enthusiastic about learning and wants to impress me by showing me what she’s learned every chance she gets. “Look, Mommy! I’m dancing!” or “Watch me count, Mommy!” Then, there are times when she has yet to learn a skill but believes she is fully capable of doing it without my help and refuses my help causing an ongoing battle. This can be frustrating at times for us both, but it pleases be that she is such a “go-getter,” takes the initiative to learn new tasks on her own and is willing to take chances even when she is unsure of what to do. When the time comes for Quinn to be enrolled in school, I hope she holds on to these attributes. Interestingly, there are times when I feel like Quinn is the teacher, and I am the student because she has taught me so much. Here’s to my little girl the artist, doctor, zoologist and gymnast. May you always be willing to be a student until you are ready to master all of your many talents.
All the best,