Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far....

So after dedicating my first blog article to my son, it's my daughter's turn. You need to be fair, right?

Sophia, oh Sophia, where do I begin? Let's start by saying she'll be four in April, but is going on 13 sometimes.  She's also a princess who adores anything Disney and keeps me on my toes constantly. We lovingly call her, Stinkerbelle.

remember when I was pregnant and found out I was carrying a little girl, I worried she would end up a tomboy, the complete opposite of me a total girly, girl.  Well, be careful what you wish for.  It's worse; she's exactly like me. My mother thinks it's hysterical. Paybacks a bitch, right?

People warned me three would get tough, after bracing myself for the terrible two's we breezed through that year with very little trouble.  Recently, the sassy attitude has taken an all time high, but while she's practically making me tear my hair out, there's also a sense of pride.  I don't want raise a girl who doesn't stand up for herself. I want a little fire cracker who speaks her mind. I got her she's my little alpha, my little clone.

She's a trip last week after saying something fresh, I looked at her and told her I was going to lock her in her room (kidding, of course). Without the slightest bit of hesitation she looked me right in the eye and said, "You can't lock me in my room, I don't have a door." Damn it, she's right, she had a folding door that kept coming off the track so we took it off. I was annoyed, yet proud of her quick, obnoxious response.  I'm raising her well.

On another note, she's the sweetest big sister.  I'm so proud of the way she treats Carl.  She has no idea he has Down syndrome. We decided she doesn't need to know right now.  She just sees a perfect little brother, there's nothing different about him.  I wish the rest of the world will see Baby Carl like Sophia does, as just sweet, perfect Baby Carl.  Her love for him is amazing.  She's recently been saying she wants to marry him. We're trying to tell her that's kinda frowned upon, but to her, marriage is when two people love each other very, very much, like she does Baby Carl.
Did I mention I'm so proud of her?


  1. Awww she's a little beauty, just like her mama :)