Saturday, March 19, 2016

2 + 2 = Happy!

The Little One is 4 today, but it's really like she is celebrating her second 2nd birthday. Let me explain. For the first two years of her life, she was a complete stinker. She was by far the worst baby in the history of the world, and this is one time when I am not exaggerating. She was mad all the time. She didn't like to nap. She wouldn't let us have any peace and quiet. She screamed a lot, and when she wasn't screaming she was wailing, and when she wasn't wailing she was gnashing her gums. It was terrible, and I don't mean maybe.

Then she turned two, and it was like a switch in her little grapefruit-sized brain got flipped. She was happy more than she was angry. She didn't scream or wail or gnash all the time. She learned how to smile. And we were flabbergasted. So today, on her 4th birthday, we really are celebrating the fact that she has been happy for the exact same amount of time that she was angry. Two years of both. And tomorrow, God willing, she will remain happy, meaning that for the first time in her life she will have been happy more than she has been angry. It's like a tale of two different two-year-olds, in one body. I never thought we would get to this day... Happy birthday Little One!

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