Dear Ava-Doodles,

I wrote this about a week ago, but haven’t had time to post. I love this girl.

Oh how I love you! Someone once said to me that any child under 3 is just a blob. I can’t disagree more!

You have so much effervescent personality. You’re magnetic; someone everyone wants to know and say hi to. Every morning on the train, at least 2 people sing the ABC song with you, and a few more play peek-a-boo with you. You thrive on the attention, and ham it up hiding behind the sunshade to the stroller.

When I’ve been sick, you’ve been so independent and content. Sure you came over to snuggle and hug, but the majority of the time you played with your toys on your own while I watched you. You even spent 45 minutes putting on Daddy’s socks and shoes, and walking around the house in them. It was by far one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

You didn’t complain at all when Mama had to nap, and peacefully watched Finding Nemo next to Mama on the bed, since you’ve now decided you’re too big for naps.

As my week of vacation comes to a close, I’ve enjoyed spending so much time with you–whether it’s playing guessing games while the Postal Workers took their sweet time at the Post Office for 45 minutes, or while watching Finding Nemo for the 8th 8040th time each day.

I love you dearly,

Your Mama


About jaimeanne

I'm me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, former adjunct professor, high school principal, and now most importantly-- Mom to the cutest little girl ever. I try to live by the quote, "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." I believe in Christ, and sometimes I'm just trying to figure out what He wants me to do. This blog chronicles that journey.
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2 Responses to Dear Ava-Doodles,

  1. Tonya says:

    Oh I love that age! They need momma sometimes, want to do their own things. Ava is a lucky girl to have a great momma like you! I am glad to hear she is feeling better!!

  2. Jaime —

    Emily Anthon told me about your project — sounds absolutely fascinating. And I have a couple of ideas for you.

    Would you like to get together on April 4 — assuming you can come in to Manhattan?


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