If I’m honest, the whole two-year old status scared me a little bit. We have all grown up hearing about the “terrible two’s” & something told me that Waverly would not be exempt, among many things, she is opinionated, strong-willed, & knows exactly what she wants. Fast forward to now, with Waverly two months from two & a half, there is no doubt that this is my favorite age yet. There have been so moments recently that I have just wanted to freeze time at this exact age, she is so much fun, so smart, & most of all, incredibly loving. As always, I am obsessed with her & this little person she is becoming more everyday.
I can’t even believe how much Waverly can say now (or how witty she is), just when I think I have heard it all, she comes up with something else to crack us up. She is constantly talking, which everyone says she gets from me, so the two of us rarely are quiet together, ever. When we sit down to dinner every night, she says “soooooooo, how was your day?”. It is the sweetest, one of my favorite moments that we get to spend together & I always look forward to it.
She loves so many things, but mostly our dog who she calls a “good boy” & her “best friend”. It took a little while for her to understand why he can’t come with us to the grocery store or to the mall, but now she gives him a hug before we leave while “explaining” to him why he can’t come. She is so good to him, making sure she pours his food so he can eat at the same time we do & obviously, sneaking him her food between bites. Second to only the dog, she loves her babies, lines them up & takes care of them every single day. I walked in her holding one in the corner in a time-out the other day, counting “1, 2, 3 … .” She forgets nothing. 😉
Lately she has an obsession with school buses, we watch the kids get off the bus on our street everyday & she loves it. She always tells me she wants to go to school, on the bus, which is way too much for my mama heart to even think about right now. I told her I would miss her too much, she said “mommy, I will see you tomorrow, ok?.” She still watches me drive from the house each morning to school, she waves so fiercely & while it is never easy leaving, knowing that she understands where I go makes it much more bearable.
Almost all of Waverly’s favorite activities involve moving, she loves to dance, to sing, & is always laughing. Just like since she was a baby, she loves being outside, it is her happy place & she can entertain herself for hours.
We have our moments, but at the end of the day (everyday), we tell each other how much we love each other & there is no better feeling than that. She has forever changed me, the one who made me a mama, & I feel so lucky to keep her forever.