It's an afternoon. We're in the office. You are getting into absolutely everything, as you do best. I tell you "no" about touching something and you turn and just stare me down.
We do this a lot. Staring contests. Your strong will versus mine. It's epic, really.
But you know what? I love that you're a mini me. I love that you are a girl with a strong personality. I hope I can nurture that while teaching you to be kind and to know when to walk away from a fight that isn't worth it.
Early this morning as I crawled into bed I leaned down and kissed your head and whispered that you have far exceeded my expectations, that you are beyond loved. Because you are everything I never knew I wanted and more.