My point is that Moo is almost two and while she still needs me for basic survival, she has become so independent so fast that it really took me by storm just watching all the things she can do by herself now. Like for example, she can untie her sneakers even if I double loop them. She can undress and redress herself. The clothes may not always be on the right side but they're on the right body parts. She can drink out of regulars glasses without a lid. But that's only when she's really calm isn't running thru the house with it.
She can unlock the screen door, close the front door, and reach all the locks on the bedroom doors. She's a master at climbing. I mean we're climbing up on the couch, the table, the bed, clothes baskets, the entertainment system and anything else she can pull her little body onto. We're making progress with learning how to brush our teeth good, but she can get a the job done sans me. She's feeding herself and even knows how to unwrap gum and candy.
She's opening the refrigerator door, trying to operate the microwave and flicking channels with the remote. I could go on and on about the things she can do and how I miss being able to do them for her. Thus, I have decided that instead of going into her second birthday with a looming sadness, I'm going to just cherish the moments and capture the memories as they come. I know that there are greater adventures out there for us to face together. Even as I type this I'm watching her out the corner of my eye eating a piece of cake and I know that no matter how old she gets I'll still be her mother and never replaced!