We are catching more and more glimpses of our daughter’s personality, and what she is truly like as a person. Her whole character is coming out daily. It is incredible to see. One word that seems to sum her up right now is:
This is actually a word that we have used to describe her since she started being mobile. She has always just gone for it, a jump in with both feet, not worried about what will happen sort of personality. We got a little table and chair set for her the other day, we unloaded it from the car and put it in the living room after she went to bed. When she came downstairs with us in the morning, she went for it right away. First she sat perfectly in the chair. The next thing she did was climb on top of the chair when Daddy was not looking. (He of course snapped a photo to send to me, because I was at work when this happened) She is always about trying to get to the highest point she can, and by any means possible.
In some ways I wish I was more like her. She has no worries about what she is about to do, just a willingness to try, and a determination to get there. She has been teaching me how to live fearlessly, and to do things with perseverance. Every time she falls down and get’s back up, even if it is after a little cry and a hug, she does always get back up and she tries all over again. She has such a different personality from myself, and yet in some ways it is very similar. My husband has two very stubborn, strong-willed girls in his life now. We are definitely looking forward to seeing exactly “who” our daughter is, and seeing her personality develop, and change more and more as she grows up.
Right now I find myself wondering if I should be already teaching her how to be cautious about things. But really, should I even be? I don’t want to crush this incredible, and inspiring side of her. Is it too early to be learning from her own mistakes? I think we will be going helmet shopping very soon.