1) Instead of saying, "I love you," she says "I love it." She'll wrap her arms around me and give me a tender little hug, and say "I love it!" At first, it freaked me out. Like, is she channeling Buffalo Bill, pulling some "it puts the lotion in the basket whenever it's told" kinda shit? But I've come to realize that she just doesn't get pronouns. For instance, when she wants me to carry her, she'll say "carry you!" She'll figure it out someday, I bet.
2) She has the worst singing voice in the world, and it's my favorite sound. Some of her favorites are "The ABCs", "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Open Shut Them". Usually a mishmash of all three, with counting. She often wakes me up in the morning with her songs.
3) She likes sleeping, and goes to bed with only a minimum of fuss.
4) She is decently smart. At age two, she can locate the continents, count to twenty, "sing" the alphabet song, read a little, identify all shapes and colors, and manipulate the shit out of everyone.
5) She still hasn't figured out how to open a door.
6) She believes that everyone and everything is on this planet to serve her, and to make her happy. I find this indescribably charming.
7) She's confident! She states her opinions and desires loudly and boldly. She does not second guess herself. She knows what she wants, and she does what she has to do to get it.
8) She's not a picky eater. This is especially important in my house, as I am unwilling to accommodate any more dietary restrictions. If she develops an allergy, or an intense dislike for a food group, I'm giving up and ordering take-out for all meals.
9) She enjoys cleaning up spills.
10) When we play air hockey, or "soccer", she repeatedly tells me "thank you, Mommy" and "nice one!"and "Good try!"
As you can see, she's the best child, and I'm so lucky I have her. She's turned me into a mushy pile of goo, and while that makes me uncomfortable, it also makes me a better, kinder person.
Here's some Goya to counteract the mushiness of this post.