Friday, August 11, 2017

Letter to (One Year Old) Sallie

Sal,

     This year has brought many changes as the first year of life tends to for each small person. You've gifted us with your little personality and the joys that go along with it. I'll have to admit that I wasn't planning on being a big playmate of yours until you were 2 or 3, but it's hard to hold out when you're such a fun baby. The first three or four months of your life were pretty typical- sleep, poop, and eat with a bit of crying thrown in for a healthy mix. Then around month four we were able to see a bit of your playful personality. By the time you turned six you and your brother were thick as thieves, and by 7 or 8 months you won Annie and me over as well. There's really little reason to mention that you had mamma wrapped around your finger from the start.

     You may be the most social child we've had. You get terribly upset whenever you're left in a room alone and though he annoys you, the constant showers of attention that your brother gives you are pure gold to you it seems. Whenever you're in a cranky mood we can take you for a walk and everything in your world is right again- especially if it's a walk on a busy NYC sidewalk or a crowded Target!

     You don't have the longest attention span...except for that daily time when AP reads to you. She seems to be the only one you'll sit still for any amount of time and pay attention to. Your sister has grown to love and appreciate you, which makes Momma and me so very pleased. We look forward to seeing your relationships with both your sister and brother continue to blossom.

      And I look forward to enjoying your joyous and busy personality more as the years go by. Just tonight you walked more than you wanted to because you figured out that I'd clap and praise you for doing so. It's clear you're quite bright and deeply desire my affection - a charge I take seriously. I love you and look forward to seeing you grow more each day (and maybe sleep more each night).

We love you Little Sallie Sunshine,
Love, Momma (and Papa)

P.S. Your dress is a 9 mo.







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