August 4, 2009
2. vigorous, lively
3. distinctively smart and stylish
Check. Check. Double Check.
If there were ever a child to keep you on your "A" game, Sassy would be it!
She has an attitude and a half, though barely three years old. She will put you in your place.
We have been working on the whole talking back issue as of late. Suddenly, she seems to think it's okay to tell us "NO!" or make feral noises and turn her back to us when we try to reprimand her.
It's not a pretty sight.
Her new thing is her attempt to be a master manipulator. "But, Daddy always lets me have a snack!" or "But, Mommy always lets me brush my teeth all by myself".
Her persistence never ceases to amaze me, even though Daddy and I always win... at least when we are aware of her ploy...
With all that sass comes a lot of fun, though. She is one silly, silly chica! Look at her silly little pointed tongue, and you tell me how you can resist breaking into a grin, even just a little one...
I wish I could capture some of her zest and zeal, bottle it up, and administer it to myself in small doses. My, how my perspective on life would change! I challenge myself to spend some time looking at the world through her bright, shining eyes- it's good for the soul.
I wish everyone was lucky enough to have a Sassy in their world!