Dear sweet Lucy,
You are now 51 months old, (yes this letter is several months late, but a lot has happened in the world and I haven't had much leisure time on my computer). Your personality is getting richer and richer every day. You are funny and kind and exploring who you are in the world.
You love playing 'baby' with Mabel, you tuck her in, give her a bottle and kiss her goodnight (which is pretty funny since none of you have ever taken a bottle to bed, just boobs!) If I ask you if you're the mama, you look at me and say no, same response to if you're the daddy. Then I'll ask "well then who are you?" and you'll say "I'm just PRETENDING." I think it's pretty clear that you're not interested in parenthood at this point, but that's ok, you're only 4.
You spend a lot of time playing with Clock Girl (formerly known as Thomas) at school. You also love playing with Sebastian (sometimes known as Martin). I'm pretty sure the pretend play with these kids is what made you decided to be Batman at school. You love hugging and being hugged by your friends!
We still try to go to the Playground Gym as often as possible. You try new tricks every time we are there, and are learning lots of new techniques from Allurah who is with you and your sisters every wednesday afternoon.
You and MJ are often the best of friends, but then sometimes you fight over who gets to sit on me, shouting "MY MAMA!"
You and Mabel like to take your clothes off and run around naked, it's cute until someone poops on the carpet (hint, it wasn't you) One day you helped Mabel take her diaper off and later that day we had to go buy a new carpet for the playroom, you picked a pretty cool one, and now we have a "underpants" rule. (it was an old gross carpet, poop was the final straw because yes I know I could've cleaned it.)
We went to a new pumpkin patch this year, Lakeview Farms. We got to ride a boat and a train and it was SO MUDDY. Unfortunately you and Ruby had left your boots in the back yard the night before and they were FILLED with water, so you were ill prepared for mud.
You not only picked out your own pumpkin, but you carried it all the way too!
You love being part of our family, and love group hugs and pictures.
For halloween we went as all the emotions from Inside Out. You were Fear, which is funny because you are the bravest kid I know. You have a few fears, but not nearly as many as your big sister. She was Joy (naturally) and Mabel was Sadness.
You LOVED trick-or-treating, mostly because there was SO MUCH CANDY.
Your laughter brings so much joy to those around you.
You FINALLY asked for a haircut after letting it grow all summer. You really are a kid who likes short hair, and it looks great on you.
You are such a funny kid! One day daddy walked in where you and MJ were hiding behind the guest bed and he heard you talking about how she had a baby in her belly and how it was going to come out of her vulva. You are so smart and observant! of course we had to remind you that some babies are born in other ways, but I love the way you learn!
You are such an amazing kid. I could not be more proud of who you are and how you are in the world. You are kind and sweet and funny (not always, sometimes you're kind of a butt) and you really know how to show your love for those in your life. Thanks for being my kid.
All my love, Mama