ava turned two last week and it seems like ever since her birthday, she's been really embracing the "terrible twos" mantra. we picked her up from nursery (a church class where she plays with other 2-3 year olds) and the nursery leader said "she sure does have a lot of energy. these three year olds got nothing on her!" and i don't think truer words have ever been spoken. she is spunky and opinionated and strong-willed. it's my prayer that she channels these leadership qualities for good and that she grows up to be the kind of person who fearlessly speaks up for the bullied and sets an example of integrity and honesty and light for her peers.
we are working on doing little chores and i always melt when she is eager to be helpful. she is really good at putting away her toys and today when she got into the pantry and started to "sweep" with the broom, i thought i'd put her to work and let her swiffer the floor. entertaining the toddler and giving the floor a little pick-me-up all in one.
nothin' wrong with a little child labor, ya'll.