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Three Years a Dad

I can’t believe it’s been three years already since Maggie was born. Maggie is no longer a baby, but a little person. Just the other day we had a conversation at the dinner table.

Me: Maggie, put that down and eat your dinner.
Maggie: But it’s important to me.
Me: What did you say?
Michelle: She said it’s important to her.
Matt: That’s what I thought she said, but I didn’t think kids said that until later.

Three is going to be a tough year if she’s going to insist on having her own opinions and expressing them.

Like a Tiny Adult

Maggie was on the potty doing her business, and these words came out of her mouth.

“It’s so nice to be home.”

I feel you, kid.

Best Game Ever

Maggie has been really into playing hide-and-seek recently. Most of the time it consists of her running into another room and sitting on the couch. Rarely does she hide even 50% of her body from plain view.

Yesterday we were playing, and I was counting upstairs. She ran downstairs to hide. I like to build the excitement for her, so as I came down the stairs I exclaimed loudly, “I’m going to find you!” As I neared the bottom of the stairs, I heard the sounds of toys banging together. Turning the corner, there was Maggie playing in her kitchen. I yelled, “I found you!”

She didn’t even look up. She had forgotten we were playing and was on to better things. Most people would be a little insulted by her actions, but I’m just hoping she does this again when it’s my turn to hide…with a cold beer a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Just Like Amberlyn


Maggie has been into doing “big kid things” since she’s been potty trained. When she thinks of new things to try, she looks to her big kid role model, her best friend Amberlyn. It’s going to blow both their minds when they find out Maggie is the older of the two.

Yesterday Maggie decided that she will call me “Uncle Matt.” Apparently “Daddy” is what babies say.

Who taught you this?

Maggie is now 2-1/2 years old and always sharing new things she learns, sometimes without even knowing it. She will just start talking and surprise us with new topics. When she learns about something new, she always wants to know more and asks, “Can we talk about it?” We also learned that if we don’t teach her, she will find a way to learn.

One of her favorite shows to watch is Peppa Pig. She’s learned new phrases and sometimes even speaks with a British accent. II don’t know whether to correct her or not when we play and she says, “The toe-mah-toes cost five pounds. After we can put on our swimming costumes and sun cream and go to the pool. Ready, steady, go!”