dylan: let's read a library book.
me: daddy took you to the library?
m: he's a good daddy.
d: you're a good mommy, mommy.
oh. my. goodness. i want to remember that conversation forever, especially during those pull-my-hair-out moments of absolute parental frustration.
dylan has been a little, shall we say, difficult for a while now. we've been cooped up indoors for months, her little brother has been occupying my hands and time, and she's 2: it's not exactly a recipe for perfect toddler behavior.
dylan and jim had a wonderful time together while james and i were away. undivided attention from her daddy and lots of time outside in the garden have have been transformational: suddenly our sweet baby girl is back! we've had a perfectly lovely few days, full of giggles, cuddles, kisses, compliance, good eating, and family time. what a blessing.