The problem with calling your daughter a "princess," as so many of us doting parents tend to do, is that she is likely to become one. My daughter orders me around like I'm her personal assistant ("get me some milk. that's not chocolate!"), expects me to remember every little thing ("mom, I told you 14 months ago when we were done with my pictures that I wanted to get ice cream!"), and requires that I pick up the house around her ("you better go pick up the living room. I just stepped on a crayon."). I love her with all of my innards, and to me she is a beautiful princess, but I don't want the rest of the world thinking she acts like one! I want her to be an empathetic, loving person. I want people to look at her and go "wow, that Bonnie is really doing a good job with that one." Instead, I worry that people are going "geez....can you say HANDFUL???"
She is definitely cheerful, energetic, and hilarious. The other night, I was putting her to bed, which involves reading to her for a while and then just laying there and chatting. After a few minutes of idle conversation I said "well, I'm going to go downstairs now." and she said "why, are you getting bored?" You may be a lot of things, sweetheart, but you are never boring!
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