Your Maa and Paa have not been very nice to you this past couple of weeks, have they? First it was the long hours of travel that was involved in the camping trip and then it was the endless hours in the car and airplane on our recent trip. There was no schedule for you. There was no place to nap and no fixed time to eat. There was no play time or even place for you to stretch your legs. You were either strapped inside your car seat or we were constantly telling you not to do this or that.
Through it all you stayed happy, smiling at silly songs, giggling at smallest of games. You slept as we drove and got up when we got to whatever our destination was. You lived on banana and crackers and milk. You played with sunglasses and ribbons and shoes. You ran whatever little chance you got. Not that you did not let it be known that you had enough with your ‘All dones’ the minute the car stopped, or your refusing to be held once your feet touch the ground. But not once did you complain when you were made to sit in a restaurant chair or were strapped in your car seat. You constantly entertained you self with your ‘Hi Tee’ (tree), ‘Bye Coud’ (cloud), ‘Hi Car’, ‘Bye Sea’, ‘Hi Tuck’ (truck), ‘Bye Cy’ (cycle/motorcycle) and so many more.
You were amazing my little one, beyond anything I expected. Singing ‘Wheels on the bus’ some 20,000 times or putting your shoes on some 100,00 times or dealing with a cranky you on the flight back were a small small price to pay. And we needed to pay that price because I guess we did take advantage of your being such a sweet little thing during it all. Kind of a reminder to take your needs into consideration as well. Next time my love, I promise we will do better..much better. Till then, thank you for being you and dealing so well with crazy parents like your Paa and me. Stay the happy child you are, always.
Loads of love,