It is official all our kids are odd! Well their ages are all odd, I mean their ages are all odd numbers. Today Lauren turned 3. It is the age I fear the most. Inexperienced moms fear two. But I would have you know two really is not that bad. At least that was my opinion until my bouncing, 10lb 5oz, baby girl was pulled into my life! She was a pretty easy going baby. She had to be, Lauren has twin sisters that are 2 years older than her and were running in different directions, while she was strapped into a car seat, or stroller, or baby Bjorn...who am I kidding she was too heavy to cart around in the Bjorn! Kidding again! She was not that heavy. Around one year we took her for her regular check up and we were actually told she was underweight and we needed to start putting oil on vegetables. I might have followed that counsel, but she wouldn't eat those either. After a year and a half of encouraging her to eat her vegetables, she will at times actually eat a serving. Twos have been rough with her I will not lie or sugar coat it. I just really hope threes are much better, if not better please don't let them be worse.
Today is her birthday, I thought I could let a few things slide like let her watch her favorite DVDs ALL DAY. (Secretly it was a gift to me since it means she would be out of anything else.) It didn't work, I still had to clean up dry erase marker all over the wall, put her on her bed, protect her from on coming traffic as she tried to put herself into the car, protect books from the special Lauren treatment (aka total destruction), amongst other things. Needless to say I did bake a birthday cake that is sitting untouched on my stove.
Well it was at the beginning of the post before I added pictures. This probably why she acts the way she does, for today my excuse is that it is her birthday. Lauren you are one of a kind, the kind that is irreplaceable, and makes a momma's heart proud!