So I have had this post forming in my head since January 6 . That was the day my baby girl turned four years old. I am just floored. I constantly ask my lovely daughter, "When did you get so big?"
Kendyl is actually big enough to flip light switches without a step stool, when did that happen?
We bought her last nightgown from the big kids section, when did that happen?
Kendyl can turn on the water in the bathroom sink without a step stool, when did that happen?
Kendyl can write her name, when did that happen?
She makes art museums out of puzzles and brushes her own teeth and colors in the lines and watches non animated movies and so many other things that just blow my mind.
Everyone talks about how fast babies grow up (and I will be first in line to ask when my 7 month old figured out that fake coughing gets her attention), but it is hitting me so much harder with my four year old than my baby. I mean, I hear people say that 19 months in when they start getting baby fever and wanting another one because they are losing their baby, but four years old just feels like a big slap in the face.
Not only is she not a baby anymore, she is way too smart for her own good. The things she comes up with just amaze me. She talks about getting frustrated and has a memory that would blow your mind. This kid remembers everything!
Kendyl is an amazing eater. If you take her through a drive thru she picks apples over fries 95% of the time. If you take her to a restaurant she orders a salad. She likes to snack on fruits and veggies, which I just love. She likes almost anything and its usually good to try anything once. She still doesn't like potatoes, but she is starting to like most of the other things she was sure she didn't.
She just loves music too. Santa brought her this huge Barbie dream house, but let me tell you, her favorite toy by far is her Hello Kitty CD player. She will sit in her room for hours and listen to music. She also has her own iPod shuffle and she will carry that around with her headphones on until the battery dies. She is very opinionated on her music too. Boys can not sing along to Taylor Swift and you better not let a song stay on the radio that she doesn't like. The iPod is a dream cause she takes it in the car and she can listen to the songs she likes, but I don't have to. :)
I gues what I am trying to say is...I have one cool kid. I love spending time with her. There are some days where she is crabby and throws one fit after another that makes me think it is better not to leave the house, but for the most part you can take her anywhere. She is such a good big sister and loves to help out with Mady. There have been a couple of times that she told me she is tired of being the big sister, but most of the time she wants to be as close to Mady as possible and she misses her if they're not together. Last weekend she went to spend the night with her grandma and she was sad that Mady wasn't going, she was afraid Mady would miss her. Doesn't that just melt your heart?