Saturday, January 9, 2010

Being Two

Me and my big brother, circa 1983

The other day, Annelie (2 - almost 3) came over to me and said, "Mommy, look at me, look at me!" She was wearing one of my dresses from when I was two. I didn't even remember I still had that dress... she just dug it out of some random unpacked moving box and stuck it on.

It was funny seeing her in my dress. While I don't remember actually wearing it, the photo above has been a framed portrait in my mom's house since I was a little girl, so the dress was no stranger. Where Annelie pulled it out from, I have no idea (ew, can you say moth balls?), but seeing my youngest daughter, the one who looks and acts the most like me, wearing my dress from when I was the same age... well, it was a little big strange. And very cool.

Naturally, like any camera-happy mother, I had to snap a few photos.

In only a few weeks, Annelie won't be two any more. I'm not gonna lie... I look forward to the days when Annelie-Age-Two will only be a memory. As much as it freaks me out that my little girl is growing up, I'm so excited be done with the impulsive two-year-old behavior (at least until she is a teenager and the impulsive two-year-old behavior comes back again... but I have some time for that, still).

I can't wait to see what kind of little girl she grows into. She's smart (so stinkin' smart) and funny (SO darned funny), she is beginning to show the signs of a talented artist and singer (creative genius!), and she can sing the alphabet perfectly (okay, I pretend not to hear when the letters blur during the ENEMENNOWPEE part) - the world is her oyster and it is just starting to open.

In the meantime, I now have to sing Rock-a-Bye Big Girl, because we aren't allowed to use the 'baby' word around her anymore - she is NOT a baby, says she. I try to explain that she's not a baby, but she is MY baby.... that doesn't fly.

Two is a funny age for kids, don't you think? Especially when they are on the brink of being three. Still too young to be independent, but too independent to be babied.

Such funny little creatures, those two year olds.



  1. Awww! The dress/picture thing is so sweet, and what makes it even sweeter is when it's completely unplanned. I'm in the same boat, mine will be 3 in February. *sniff*

  2. Cute, cute, and cute! She looks just like you at that age! I have a two year old myself - my youngest. I love this age. I wish I could freeze time.

  3. I think it's incredibly cool that you still even have that dress! I've always thought she looked like you...but in that I wish I had kept one or two of my cute dresses (it was the 70' me, there weren't many!) so Amelia could have had them.


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