Three really gets a bad rep. Yeah, there are tantrums - but I know grown ups who throw tantrums. In fact, that's basically just the back row of a staff meeting. So whatevs.
Three is when they race down the sidewalk pretending to be an airplane, complete with airplane noises and their arms outstretched.
Three is when they jump over every.crack in the sidewalk and insist you jump with them.
Three is when they MUST walk on every parking lot bumper (I googled it, that's apparently what they're called) like they're on a balance beam.
Three is when they automatically reach for your hand when you're walking together. When they put their head on your chest just to hear your heartbeat. When they enthusiastically love and hate everything all at once.
Three is awesome.
It is especially awesome when your three year old sings the following song to you:
"There's no mommy like yooooouuuuuuuu. There's no mommy like yooooooooooouuuuuuuu!!!!!"
(to the tune of "No Day Like Today" from The Secret Garden play Penelope was recently in).
2 months ago