Did that just happen?

My alarm went off at six am for work, and our daughter woke up at the same time, instantly crushing her fathers long fetched dreams of sleeping in. We hear her talking to herself over the baby monitor, and play rock, paper, scissors to decide who is going to get out of bed to retrieve her. It was the normal Saturday morning routine. We lay in bed together as a family until I HAVE to get up and get ready for work. Then I stock her sippy cup with milk, and turn the television to Disney Jr, so her dad can slowly wake with the sound of Henry Huggle Monster in bed while they snuggle.

After my shower I was in our master bedroom’s bathroom curling my hair and I hear my fiancé Jake speak with clenched teeth, “Saylor your elbow is digging into my throat, are you going to lay down or awkwardly sit?”. His tone was soft, but it was obvious he was in pain. Then in the sweetest little voice she said, “shhhh Daddy” as she pointed to the T.V. Then without missing a beat or changing her position she answered her father’s question, “awkwardly sit”.

The bathroom door was open, and I could hear this conversation perfectly, and see them crowded towards the headboard. I laughed out loud and said, “Did she just say…” and Jake interrupted me as he moved Saylor’s elbow from his throat, “She certainly did”. I watched his face through the bathroom mirror and our eyes met. Together at the same time we realized just how much trouble we were in. Saylor Jade our precious little baby has become her own person. She has her own sense of humor, and it is a combination of both her father’s and mine. I’m not sure how I feel about this new discovery.

In the past week our little princess has developed a vocabulary that seems to multiply by the hour. I’ve had more “Did that just happen?” moments in the past week than I have in my lifetime of 25 years. The most valuable lessen I’ve learnt in the past week… ALWAYS think before you speak especially in the presence of a two year old.


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