I guess Hannah is not as much of an infant overlord as a toddler overlord, being that she is two years old now, but wow. Just...wow. When I saw this picture I just couldn't help but think of my sweet baby girl. As Lydia from Rants from Mommyland says about her mini-mini-me, this little girl is "a cupcake baked by the devil." Sweet as all get out, but man, oh man, can she rage.
Last night, for example, this was the conversation between Chris and I:
Chris (walking into the bathroom and spotting a bowl of carrots): "Umm, why are there carrots in the bathroom?"
Me: "Because Hannah wanted them."
Chris: "Oh, I see."
Me: "I know, I know...I'm just too weak. If Hannah wants it, she gets it. I'm just too weak to fight."
Chris: "Oh, I know. Believe me, I know."
You see, this little precious is what some might call opinionated, strong-willed...stubborn. We were so spoiled by having Andrew come along first. He was (and still is, for the most part) so mellow, easygoing...We were fooled into thinking we were awesome parents and could totally handle another kid. After all, we were expert parents. BWAHAHAHAHA...
Having Hannah in our lives has taught us many things, among which are the following:
Its not about me.
Dear Lord, I love this child!
Its not about Chris.
Its not about Andrew.
Clothing is always optional.
When you think you're planning a fun family activity, go ahead and plan on not having fun.
There are worse sounds than nails on a chalkboard.
You can live through a year and a half of little to no sleep.
Resistance is futile. If its not illegal, let her do it.
Hannah is not all bad, though. She knows what she wants and goes after it. I love that determination and will to succeed. She will practice something over and over and over and...well, you get it. She will master the skill she is focused on at that moment. She is a go-getter and most definitely a people person (she can charm the pants off anyone!) and, as long as we guide her and help her focus these amazing traits towards benefiting herself and others, she will go far in life.
My infant toddler overlord is demanding, yes, but she is so worth it. I love this little cupcake (baked by the devil) to pieces and wouldn't take anything for her. She has blessed my life even more than she has domineered it. She has taught me so much more than I can ever teach her. I can't imagine my life without her...and I'm not sure I want to try.