My little girl is now four years old. At sometime she stopped being a toddler and is now a full fledged little girl and somehow I didn't notice. Now I have a long-legged, articulate, smart little girl who is rapidly losing all signs of babyhood. She loves pretending to be a princess, wearing dresses and playing Star Wars and cars with her brother.
And, she's even stopped sucking her thumb. On her own. For anyone who knows Elizabeth, you know how amazing that is. She sucked her thumb for hours everyday and for half the night. She would suck either thumb, switching between the right and the left, whichever one was most available at the time, while the other one played with her belly button.
But, a week and a half ago we painted her fingernails. She told me, without any prompting from me, that she can't suck her thumb when there is nail polish on it because that would be yucky. And, she hasn't. I'm amazed and I'm almost sad to see the thumb sucking go. It was such a constant thing in her life, but I don't know if I even have a good picture of her doing it. My little girl is growing up!
I love you my sweet girl! You help me so much with you baby brother and patiently wait your turn for my attention. You are imaginative, beautiful, sweet and your precious smile lights up a room. Please don't grow up too fast.