Sometime about midnight
on the dark and stilly night of August 16, 2013
you crossed the line.
When you went to sleep in your new big bed
you were in your terrible twos
when you woke you were in the terrific threes.
Now as great as the new bed is
it is not magic, you were changes by
the clock/calendar gang.
The way the gang works is to make
the year go very fast for me
and very slow for you.
So let me remind you of
a very few things that happened
to you in your year two.
First let me remind you that you
went through the year not a cranky two year old,
but as a grinning, warm, snuggly teddy bear.
You sure dressed like you had the same
Hollywood dresser as Frank Sinatra
had in Guys and Dolls.
Instead you had your sharp-eyed mother
who knows how to dress you and still let you know
you will out grow that perfect outfit.
You have a collection of shirts
that is hard to beat and best of all
is the one you wore for the 4th.of July
A collage of pictures of your shirts
will make a colorful
forever reminder of your mother’ taste.
You were always properly dressed
for your many life adventures
and for a two year old you sure had many.
You were most stylish as you sought out
water slides, pumpkin patches or sandy beaches
or put pomegranates in the bucket.
But most of all you are a water creature who
never met a water slide you did not love
and use as many time as you could climb the ladder.
Then there is the boat uniform
that is just right
for a wake boarder and boatman.
You can learn to swim this year
as you love the water and
have no fear of it.
You have the genes and love of water
your parents have, so no surprise
if you become a water polo star.
Time to make an agenda for year three
when you will gain some muscle pounds
and grow taller than your sister.
The nice future you face is that
your mother’s blog has you captured so you can relive each year of your life any time you want.
So keep your grin and ability
to be photogenic because
you are on candid camera.