I know it's a little early to talk about Farrah's third birthday, but here I am writing about it a whole 8 days before the big day. She is so excited. I explained to her, "Sweetheart, when you start to see Xmas lights everywhere and you see Santa around, know it's almost your birthday!" "WOTTT?!!!" She has learned how to hold up three fingers. However, she knows better not to lie about her age. She tells people, "I'm gonna be freeeee" (that's three in Farrah language).
So, other than the fact that my "Kitten" or "Face" or my sweet little baby girl is turning 3, she has moved on from another stage in her life. Her present that her Mommy and Daddy got her today was her brand new "Big girl" bed. Yes, my daughter has been in her beautiful crib these past 3 years of her life, which has turned out to be excellent for her. Her crib is white, lacy, and round. Very unique and very special. Her Daddy picked it out for her but also for me. It was a surprise for me. He let me in on the secret when he had been working on her room. However, he gave me a sneak peak so that I wouldn't be upset with his choice. I couldn't have been more happy. He wanted nothing but the absolutely best of the best for his little girl, and so she got it. Her crib held up so long and Farrah never became a "climber". She always stayed in her bed. She has done a little bit of damage over the years by chewing on it, kicking it, having a temper tantrum in it while jumping up and down, to the point now it wobbles with very little effort. Sooooo, in effort to keep our child safe....a new bed it is!
I'm excited for her, but inside a little saddened. She's growing up SO fast. She has been going to pre-preschool with Gamma Jan and Boppy Poppy for the last couple of months. She's drawing, doing puzzles, counting, and her vocabulary is growing more rapidly than ever expected (but I expected it). So, being the little smarty pants that she is, she and I look online for new beds for her. Anytime I turn on my laptop, she asks to look at beds. She tells me the ones she likes and is sure to point out the ones that don't interest her at all, whatsoever.
She is getting a Cinderella Canopy bed. It's simple, yet a little elegant and not too over the top. But I loved growing up with a Canopy bed. It didn't feel right that she should go from something so beautiful to something that wouldn't make her jaw drop. It's a tubular steel bed formed to make wheels at each end and the top comes together so I can purchase a large piece of chauffon to hang elegantly. Am I reinforcing the "princess" complex? Probably, but not as much as I could in the next year or two. THAT bed will be freaky cool.
So, she's graduated from the crib and will be into her new bed in a matter of days. Again, this stings in my heart, but it also radiates me with pure joy and happiness that the look on her face will be that of complete amazement. Because we paid attention and picked out the one she wanted. I can't wait!
But...a small part of me can. : )
Happy third Birthday, Farrah Raquelle Moody