That's what I call my daughter these days. She has become such a big girl over the last few months.
You can even see the change in her face, she is not a baby anymore.
She says intelligent things, she makes logical conclusions, she is so sweet for us, for her dolls - she really is a caring little person. She always makes sure that her baby is fine, she cooks for her, makes sure she is warm, tells us to to shut up or put the television down so her baby can sleep. It is so sweet.
Last week when we were leaving for school, she said: I'm not going to take the baby to school today, she cannot do anything there, can you look after her? She needs milk, then she needs to sleep and then she can play on the ipad. Okay? oh, and don't forget her blanket, okay? Okay, petteke!
She also makes grocery lists, like I do. Lately when I am cooking dinner, she comes to lie on the kitchen floor with her notebook and she is asks me what we need, and then she 'writes' it down and says 'check' and when I run out of fictional things we could buy (after 30 minutes of playing this game) and repeat something. She remembers and says 'Mamaaaaaaa, I already have it on the list' and then she shows me where she 'wrote' it down (most of the time it will look like some dots and a line)

Like every girl of her age she is obsessed with Frozen. She is Anna (the brown one) and I am Elsa (the blond one). She always has 2 braids in her hair and I can only have one. She is absolutely obsessed with the song 'let it go', but of course youtube has it in all languages. She also listens to it in all languages. Most nights I have to sing 'Laat het los' en she sings 'let it go' simultaneously. I am not sure she understands that it is the same song, but hey we do what we can. With her dad she sings the french version 'Liberée, delivrée in the car, over and over again.
Lately she is into the Spanish version 'Libre soy', which she sings as 'Lieve Soy' - also very funny.
Let's say it is good for her languages...
Having a girl is like having a mirror. I see her doing so many things that I do the same. The way she stands in front of the mirror. How she can make a mess of the living room in 5 seconds. The way she forgets things or just doesn't pay attention where she is walking. 

It is also very confronting how well she knows me and her dad. She knows I always lose things. So when she was helping me making the bed this week, she said: Mama, I will put the remote control on the night stand, because otherwise you will lose it again. She also finds my keys for me, every time again. Damn, girl. 

Anyway, I cannot express how much I love her and how she inspires me, every day again.
And for the moment, I am her best friend. And she is mine. And I hope through time, through friends, through boyfriends, in her heart I hope she will continue to see me as her best friend.
PS: One example of her logical conclusions: The other day in the car she was talking about that she has a lot of teeth. I said, yes, you have all your teeth. 'But little A. (my good friend's baby) she does not have teeth yet, does she?' She has 2 teeth already now, I said. Is A. a rabbit then, she asked me? Euh, not really. But good try :)

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