Like that she finds so much enjoyment from playing with a flashlight. We share the day's events as she snuggles beneath her blankets. So like the day after her birthday she was already asking when her next birthday is. I love how much she likes to play with Legos. She'll be the one to wipe applesauce from my chin when my trembling hands are faulty. We drive in the car and since it is in the apartment complex, I let her sit in the front seat. 40. You’re a bad ass football player and I think you should try out for the team and I think you should be a linebacker and I don’t know what those ones do but I think you have what it takes to do whatever it is they do. I love that she says things like: "When I was a little girl..." And then will reminisce about the good ole days. That's not to say that Uma doesn't have it. I love that she puts us in awkward situations by repeating some of the lyrics on the radio that we wish her brain wouldn't remember. Thank you. I love you. Then look at her tag and sheepishly change it. 51 Reasons Why I Love My Mom In honor of my role model. My strengths are evident in her. 105. How you write me poems 12. (Yes, you probably have an uncle that’s not nearly old enough to be an uncle. I love that she has always made travelling so easy. 95. But usually she will ask to be excused from the table or to have dessert or to play a game. I want the world to know that this beautiful, kind, compassionate, loving, smart and talented child belongs to me. 25. and Maribeth said she wanted to hear the other 116, so here they are as they come to my head. Anybody would be lucky to be your friend. He is 22 years old. Or at least that she used to. And the princes had to come. I love that her stories defy logic. She prefers the standard length of a toilet paper square as a form of measurement over feet and inches. She makes huge messes with the toothpaste, but that's okay with me as long as she's brushing! 19. I think you’re meant for big things, and I think “big things” are whatever make you feel really good, and I think “good” is whatever makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning and start doing it, even if it’s not always easy. I love that you choose to be whoever you want to be, even if I don’t always like it, even if it’s not what I’d choose, even if it isn’t my taste or aligned with my opinion, I hope you always have the guts to not only be what other people want — even if it is me. Conversely, she is sometimes a "Big Little Girl." 18. I love her crazy hair that I have no idea how to control. You make me so happy, just for being around. She thinks it is: "We're following buh-leader." 240516 Sydney Gelb In honor of it almost being time for me to go back to school, I wanted to express to you my appreciation and love for you and all that you do for me. You make me so happy, just for being around. The balance beam usually wins out. And I love that she is so oblivious to how slow she really is! 26. I like to just hand her the camera and let her go crazy. 14. One day we were outside playing with some other kids and she was challenged to a race. There's no prettier child to me, inside or out. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. So, I threw a minor hissy fit (I was sick too) and threw everything into a huge pile on the floor. I love that she practices sneaking up on people...and needs so, so much more practice at it. And I don't blame her. And then there were claws and a sorceress. I love how fun her super heroes are that she makes up. I think you’re very good at picking clothes that your body feels comfy wearing and your eyes feel happy looking at. They didn't have any kids and they were married and went to see the emperor. You are the kindest person I know. She would wait until Tess would go into another room and then she would turn on a music video on youtube on her phone. I know we will disagree and argue, but the bond between the two of us will never break. I also love that she came up with this story: And *mumble, *mumble, *mumble [I wasn't able to pick up what she was saying in this part]. 90. I was reading this with my 7 year old today and I kept saying, "Hmmmmm. I love when she plays by herself. that sounds familiar." I love that she asks, how old will I be when I'm this tall and holds her hand a few inches above her head. Family prayer is now 10% praying, 90% telling kids to stop laughing so much. How you still give me butterflies 9. I love that she loves He-man. Then she started asking for them without the melted cheese--weird, right?! I love that one time I let her sit in my lap and help steer the wheel--really I just let her have her hands on the wheel, and when we got done, she said: "Well, that was easy." I just wish she would turn them off. 59. She whispered, "I'm sneaking up on you." I love how friendly she is. 2. Instead of "Rumor has it." I love that she is my daughter, but is so different from me. I love you. 94. Yesterday she and I played My Little Ponies. The pony she decided to get cost $9. 111. She is currently playing Xbox Kinect with most of her body while stuffing her mouth full of preztels with one hand. 92. I brag about my daughter often, and I'll never apologize for it. 21. — DR. NICOLE LEPERA, “The Holistic Psychologist”. I love how much she loves her uncles. Feeling strongly about something is very important (even if we have to work on how you get all those feelings out sometimes…), 7. 116. She understands that change begins with self, and her book is a gift to the collective.” I love that we have our shows that we watch together. Hours after she came into this world, my husband slept as I held my firstborn, my little girl, in my arms and we stared at each other. Our brains, our talents, our strengths are usually ignored because of surface features. 98. There was Sleeping Beauty and Ariel and Rapunzel...and...Flynn Ryder...and Snow White. She very quickly reminded me that I had made the mess, and it simply wouldn't be right for her to clean up my mess. 365 Reasons Why I Love My Dad… He let me wear his clothes in high He’ll make the perfect grandfather. I love that every day I love her more and more. This girl is mine. The way you make my heart melt 8. While these things are kind and well-intended, “pretty” does nothing but fade and lay the foundation to keep desiring that which we first received reward and praise for. I love that she comes to sleep in our bed a lot of the time in the early morning. 83. 77. 4. Unlike her no good brother. But she does alright with the Kinect. I love that she will often pick up directions to electronics or will read in our "How-to-not-kill-a-baby Books", and then say things like, "It says here that..." And then give some life advice. It's our special daddy-daughter time. 87. Putting into 365 reasons barely scratches the surface - I love everything about you. The Boy could quite possibly be a girl actually, but in Tessa's mind, her geese are a couple. Most recently, she's been playing Kinect Adventures and doing really well. When I was a kid, I can remember catching my mom doing the same thing, and I thought she was the worst person in the world for it. I don't know what she has against women, but she thinks uncles are the greatest. And then I watched her sneak the whole way up to me. Total cop out on that last one, right? It driving home from Thanksgiving celebrations on Sunday, she asks when Christmas is and had herself convinced it was the next day because it's the next holiday. school because that was “cool.” He didn’t wince at some of my He watched “Three’s Company” with strange-looking boyfriends. So when we hear a song riding in our Honda that she heard riding in our Ford, she will say: "This car has this song too!!!"