to Kirsten with love

A letter to my lamb chops

To my juicy little lamb chops,

Momma meant to write you a letter for your 18th month but as you will eventually come to realize, I’m not very good with dates so I’m just going to call it a letter for your 19th month 9th day, just because.

That’s also way cooler, depending on how you look at it because very few people get letters for being 19 months and 9 days. Half full, baby, always half full.

You’ve finally reached the point where I want you to stop growing and stay exactly the way you are for the next 25 years. Ok no, I take that back. Grow to the point where you outgrow your terrible twos, then stop. I’m really hoping that’s tomorrow. When you’re not upset or screamy, you’re easily the sweetest baby in the world and that’s saying a lot because I’ve seen many sweet babies in my time.

1. You always wake up with a smile. I don’t know how you do it but every single morning, you wake up with a sleepy grin and a “good morning mommy” that always makes me feel less crabby.

2. You get real upset when others cry, which makes you so susceptible to emotional blackmail. Like when you refuse to hug me, all it takes is for me to pretend to cry and you come running with arms wide open. Some might call this exploitative and I would agree, but since this phase is probably not going to last very long, I am going to milk it for all it’s worth.

3. You’re absolutely fearless. I’ve never seen you afraid of anything at all. Not of heights, speed, water, insects, lizards, roaches or slimy worms.

4. You’re so excited about everything. Who wants to go to the park? YAYYY GO PARK! Who wants to go swimming? YAYY GO SWIMMING! Who wants to have lunch? YAYY HAVE LUNCH! Who wants to sleep? YAYY SLEEP!

5. You’re obliging to the point that your brother uses you as his props for all his bizarre games. One day you’re a tree, then a cat, then a rock, then his slave.

I’m just glad you’re mine.



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  • Reply cecilia February 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    That’s just so sweet.

    So envious, your gal is blabbering away.
    My gal at 16 months still not talking yet, but can only call daddy, mummy..
    Other than that, no. Kor kor is still waiting anxiously for her to call him!

    • Reply Daphne February 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      I think it could be because I can’t stop talking at home. And Tru talks a lot too (sometimes I make him talk to me when I’m bored) so she probably feels the pressure to keep up. But then sometimes after they start talking, you wish you could go back to the time when they’re just smiling at you and not talking back so much.

      • Reply Cecilia February 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

        Yes how true!

        I suddenly rem how sweet it is when they jus smile at you and not talk BACK.

        How nice if they could only talk, and not talk BACK.

  • Reply andy February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    my girl still refuse to talk @20months, only calling Mummy Daddy
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    • Reply Daphne February 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      haha maybe she’s shy because she’s the only girl among all the boys..

  • Reply Ellen February 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Hi! Just wanted to drop a line and say I love your blog…

    and I’m glad I’m not the only one that emotionally blackmails my kid… though lately, my little monkey likes to tell me no so I’d have to pretend crying before he runs in my arms and smothers me with hugs and kisses…

    Happy 19 month 9th day little Kirsten! <3
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    • Reply Daphne February 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Ellen, thanks, I hopped over to your blog and Ethan is pop-star material kinda looker! Absolutely gorgeous boy.

  • Reply San February 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Almost 2, already!? How time flies… She is an absolute darling! ;)
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  • Reply judebabe February 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Happy 19 months and 9 days (or 10 days) old.

    You’re sooooo adorable and girlie in the last photo!

  • Reply Lian February 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

    First time here. You have a very cute girl. I love her chubby cheeks. I understand when you say “Grow to the point where you outgrow your terrible twos, then stop”. I feel the same way about my girl.
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    • Reply Daphne February 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Thank for coming by!

  • Reply alexis February 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

    wish i could hear her blabber. sounds damn cute!

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