My gift to my favorite 2-year old Dadi this year is a coloring book with a page released on the blog each month for his mama to download and print so he can color his way into the things that make up 2011. No one’s looking- you can print it out too even if it’s for your inner toddler to color outside the lines…
We pull up to your school and you leap into your mama’s arms. Me, you look at with those big wide eyes, appraising. It still takes you a little while to warm up to me, where I know a few hours in, you’ll be just fine. This February is going to stand out to your family for some time to come. See Dadi, we can’t ever prepare for some things in life. Hard things will come and good times will too. If I could tell you one of the biggest secrets in life, it’s this: Love big.
You, who are so full of life and energy and boundless amounts of care at such a young age, hang tight to it. Loving big is not something you have to grow out of. So this one is dedicated to you and your best friend Violet.