her little 14 month self was undaunted. enlivened by the action. i just watched. waiting for her to get overwhelmed and call for her momma. she never did and in the end, i was the one calling for her.
and that's our stella. she walked for a week before she was running everywhere. and now she frequently tells me she's busy, or that she needs "two minutes," or that she doesn't want help.
she's clever and strong and brave and friendly.
she spontaneously sings her favorite songs (why is jingle bells so catchy?)
i am in awe of how capable she is.
she makes me laugh. she makes me want to be a better mom.
and other times she just makes me crazy.