I am a very structured person. I like lists, I like plans, and I like order. And I have 3 kids under the ages of 5. Having kids has been a great lesson to me on living in the moment, knowing whats important, and getting my priorities in order. My middle child, Adalyn, teaches me that daily!!! At 3 years old she dances to the beat of her own drum, ignores rules and order, is her own boss and lives like a fierce and fabulous girl.
If you need a giggle, here is a normal week with Adalyn.
Going into Lowes to use the restroom, she announces “I’m wearing boy underwear today!! I stole it from Will!”
De-cluttering my closet, she pulls everything from the trash pile “Mom, can I keep this?? Yes or No.” “No, put it back in the trash” “Mom, Yes or No. But NOT No!”
On what to have for breakfast: “CHOCOLATE!!! Lots of CHOCOLATE!”
“For Halloween, Im going to be Astrid!!! Not a princess! A dragon rider!” (From How To Train Your Dragon)
On why she was closing all the doors in the house ” BECAUSE I WANT TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Her Current Favorite Songs: Timber, Shake It Off, and Let It Go
Her Favorite Activity: Taking care of her “one baby Liam”
On what she wants to be when she grows up “I want to wear Lipstick and give shots!”
Favorite Superhero: Pink Ones
Favorite Food: Ice Cream and Broccoli
Spending time with Adalyn reminds me that being yourself is the best person to be. She is the middle child with an older and younger brother, and boy is she FIERCE! Sure she is only 3, but she sings even when she doesn’t know the words, she dances to her own beat, she dresses like she is a superhero princess, she tries to fly and doesn’t cry when she fall, and she says whatever is on her mind. My wish for her is that she never changes and always embraces every part of herself that makes her different from others. And that she always remembers that being a girl means she is strong, fierce, beautiful, and capable of anything she wants! #likeagirl