Josie: Things I Don’t Want to Forget


The way you say “One more time!” when you want more of something. More coconut, more books to read or to be tickled more.

The way you say you’re sorry. “I sorry daddy, me sorry”.

The way we ask you if you want something and this whiny “surrrrrrrre” comes out.

The way you say “Thank you mommy, thank you daddy.” You certainly know when to say thank you.

You’ve started these awful, terrible, uncontrollable tantrums. And it’s absolutely draining. Although you had a good month of at least one daily, it’s been about a week since you’ve had a serious meltdown like you’ve had in the past month.

When we ask you if you want something (and you clearly don’t) and you say “NO! PLEASE!” and then scream, yell or throw yourself to the floor. Not sure where this came from but it’s so hard not to laugh.

When I give you a bath and you request “Row Row” or “Sunshine”. And how you always sing the very last when I finish “Sunshine away…”.

How you count. It’s so adorable and funny! “one, two, three, one, two!” You often skip your four and nine. But you know 1-13 and can say it, it just depends on the situation or what mood you’re in.

When you find something on the floor and think it’s a “fuzzy” and say it over and over again “fuzzy, fuzzy!” and walk to us and give it to us.

When you see a bug, any bug it’s a spider! “Biter! Biter!”

How daddy loves it when you say yellow and I love how you say purple. You know it too.

How you carry around your two Minnie Mouses and Daisy figurines.

I love how you love to color and draw.

How you say grapes…”geeps, geeps!”

How you say apple “ahhhh-ple”.

How you walk into our bedroom in the morning and say “uh oh, where daddy go?” and I tell you he’s at work. Then you say “why?”

How awesome you did transitioning to your toddler bed. No issues, no problems. You boycotted nap a few times that week but you slept all night and only came into our room a few times and fell asleep with us.

How you have to grab all your blankets when you get out of bed.

When you wake up in the morning and stand next to our bed as we’re sleeping and just wait for us to wake up…even if it means standing there for 5 minutes. You’re so adorable.

How you point to my belly and say “there’s a baby in there!”

There is so much. So much Josie, to take in and love about you. You are truly an amazing little girl. My first born. My little love. My princess. My diva. My monster. I love you to the moon and back, always. In just a few weeks, we will bring your sister into this home. I really hope and pray you love her truly and deeply. But just remember, you will always be my baby girl. Always.

One thought on “Josie: Things I Don’t Want to Forget

  1. Beautiful. You will never forget all the things that make her the special little princess she is. She’s growing up so fast. ❌⭕️

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