Genevieve, you are 34 months old! My how the time is flying by! You are really growing up, especially over this past month. You started ballet again, this time all by yourself. I was so nervous about how you would do without me. Jean Marie is in your class, so I thought that might help. Well, I had nothing to worry about! When class was ready to begin, you and Jean Marie ran right in without even looking at me or Aunt Jeri. I didn’t even get a goodbye kiss! I was so happy that you felt comfortable, but a little bit sad that my baby is growing up.
The next day you had the Little Gym. I enrolled you in the Funny Bugs class this time, which is also all by yourself. I was even more nervous about this class, since you wouldn’t have Jean Marie with you this time. Every time we talked about it you got very upset and told me that you wanted me to come in with you. I promised you a new animal from the toy store next door if you went in without me! We got to the Little Gym early the day of the first class and we went to the toy store first to pick out the animal you would get. You picked out the mama pig.
Well, I don’t think that the bribery was really necessary! Once we were inside, you were fine. You lined up with all the other children, went right inside and had a ball. I think that you had even more fun without me there. Actually, you were a little wild! I have so much fun watching you interact with the teacher and the other children. You are so funny, cute and a little mischievous! You like to run away from Danielle, your teacher, with a huge smile on your face. You are just seeing what you can get away with.
I just can’t believe that my little baby is all on her own now… sort of! We are enjoying watching you grow into an independent, strong, happy little girl. You are so smart and witty. You astonish us every day with the things you say and do. I hope that you always know how much we love you. You mean the world to us and we would do anything for you!