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6 Traits I Hope My 2 Year Old Keeps

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My daughter turned 2 today. She is more little girl than she is baby. I am thankful that I still have many years to go before she is ‘fully grown’ (do any of us ever actually fully grow up??). She is a little diva with a heart of gold, a shy introvert with enough attitude to change the world one day. She is little right now, but one day she will be a woman. I am hopeful that by encouraging the person she is now, she will grow up to be a strong, independant woman, ready to make her mark on this world.

Sense Of Morals
She has an innate sense of right and wrong. She also has no difficulty and will not hold back when she feels a situation is wrong. When her older brother and a friend are arguing over a toy, she will march right over and tell them to ‘Stop’ and to ‘be nice’. Too many people are far too comfortable staying on the side lines and allowing situations they know are wrong to continue because they assume that it’s not their place to say something. You were given a voice for a reason – please use it.

Hesitation In New Situations
It takes her awhile to gain a sense of comfort in a new situation, or with a new person. She takes it slow and takes her time relaxing into unfamiliar territory. She doesn’t automatically trust someone. I’m not saying that we should all guard ourselves fiercly from the unknown, but a little hesitation when going into a new situation can be a good thing. Going in with both eyes open, analyzing from all angles, can allow you to gain a new perspective.

Kindness
For someone so little, she is remarkably kind. She shares fairly well, and when someone gets hurt, her first reaction is to give them a hug in hopes it helps them feel better. Kindness is always an incredible reaction, and sometimes it feels like the world needs just a little bit more kindess to keep on turning.

Curiousity
Daily, she’s questioning everything. She’s always asking what things are, where someone is going, and she’s always striving for new answers. Without curiousity, nothing would ever be invented or created.

Sharing
As I said above, she’s does fairly well at sharing. But not to the extent where she doesn’t have a sense of what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours. In my house, sharing is often taking turns, but whoever has it first may play with it as long as they wish. And sometimes, there are some things that you just don’t want to share, and that’s okay. As an adult, sharing amoungst friends is fairly common and quite easy to do. But I also have the understanding that I don’t have to. It’s mine. A sense of ownership is perfectly okay.

Confidence
My little girl will shake her little booty to her hearts content whenever she wants to. It doesn’t matter who’s in the room, or if she’s in public. If she wants to dance, she will. We all could use a little more of that in our lives. Less caring about what others think and more caring about what makes you happy.

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  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I’m a momma of girls too, we have the same thoughts and wishes. Stopping by from FB group (Blogging Newbs).

    PS:
    If I haven’t done so, I would love to invite you over at Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party! It runs every Thursdays, 7pm PST ( live now) until Tuesdays, 7pm. We pin all the entries and you will be seen on five blogs. Hope to see you there!

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