Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ladders






















My daughter is not burdened with one single ounce of doubt. She sees a ladder and doesn't think "I wonder if I can climb that?" She thinks "I can't wait to get to the top!" Similarly, there are no strangers in her world, only friends whose names she doesn't know yet. She is bold and fearless.

I would give anything to be like her. To jump into any situation with absolute confidence. As much as her stunts sometimes scare me, and ohmygod do they, I pray this is something she doesn't outgrow.

Keep climbing, my sweet.

15 comments:

  1. Summer is at that stage too where she says "HI!" to EVERY single person we pass. And although I cringe sometimes at the uncomfortablness of where we are or the situation...it has truly been such a blessing. A little burst of uninhibited sunshine. She has waved and blown kisses to the elderly on their buses parked at the grocery store, and made them smile and their day, where as I would have probably walked on by with just a small smile.
    What a gift it is to be so bold and confidant! Go Sophie :)

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  2. Ah Yes to be that young again.

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  3. She'll keep climbing ladders because she has awesome parents to cheer her on and to catch her when she slips! Every time I think about Sophie greeting her groupies at the gym daycare, it just cracks me up!

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  4. My boy will say Hi to someone, and I'll be horrified, thinking, "Don't you know when you say Hi to people they might end up TALKING to you???!!!"

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  5. Her face is so stinking adorable in this picture! Love her spirit!!

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  6. Oh yeah.... 3 of my 4 have been like that, 1 out grew it but not the other 2. It can be heart stopping...but I love it!! Let her climb higher and higher!

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  7. My 3yo daughter is the same way - no fears. I'm thrilled she's so ballsy - she definitely doesn't get it from me.

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  8. This is a beautiful photo! What a lucky little girl to have such a supportive mother. Keep climbing indeed!

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  9. Very well put Cara, you hit the nail on the head. I love the little Bean.

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  10. Maureen has the same dress in pink. And it always cracks me up that she wants the dress and the sandals, only to go out in sit in the dirt.

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  11. How sweet yet scary. THen again, I was always the worrywart (wort?) lol.

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  12. Wow, I love thinking of it that way. :)

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  13. Hey, my post of yesterday was pretty darn similar to this! I'm still perplexed by my little daring girl, b/c it's so different from my own personality. But they sure are fun, aren't they?

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  14. Girl, she gets a bit of that from you...you ARE the one who drove for hours to spend a weekend with women you had never met, and had a great time doing it!

    Gabe is the same way...the boy does not know a stranger. I love the way people react to his enthusiasm for life!

    Keep climbing, Sophie! You never know how high you'll go!

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Give me some sugar, baby!