Today’s Writing 101 Prompt: Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?
As any parent knows the emergence of a child from a newborn is a fascinating process and experience. Over the past year I have watched my daughter go through that process. She has gone from a baby who could only travel by rolling to a little kid who runs to school to pick up her sisters. She only runs at toddler speed, which means that every step looks like she could crash forward onto her face. So far though, so good!
The best way to show who she has become is through photos.
One of her first times in a swing and she wasn’t so sure about it at six months.
We saw some rapid hair growth and the emergence of the imp.
It is hard work getting bigger.
She was one jolly jumper!
She took her first plane flight (four actually) to Prince Edward Island.
A window seat overlooking the Charlottetown harbour.
It is hard work keeping Daddy up at night.
Three crazy sisters.
Happy Canada Day!
Starting to learn to crawl
It is also hard work learning to crawl.
Still not sure about swinging
Generally a happy kid!
Sleeping in the sun
Starting to explore!
Where did that cat go?
Not all days are good days.
Uh oh… Where did she go?
It helps to have sisters who drive you places.
Taking up the sport of boxing
The musician appears
Look who can walk!
I think everyone can relate to this.
She likes hats.
Laughing on the floor with Daddy
She doesn’t just work on the shop floor. She also runs the office.
Another of her favourite hats
She thinks I am crazy.
She is making new friends
Again with the hats. Admittedly she is a bit of a fashionista.
What are you talking about?
She’s goin’ on an Easter egg hunt and is determined to find them.
Hangin’ with one of her best friends.
Starting early on her future career as a goal keeper.
Now she is a swinger.
It has been an amazing year of change and discovering who this kid is. Now she is running and talking and playing games. She hides and plays sneaky tricks. She is a big fan of belly buttons and pretty well any animal she can get her hands on. She wants to do up her own buckles and would rather walk than ride in a stroller. Her independent streak is emerging and her personality shines through every day. She is an amazing kid who is fascinating to watch and learn from.
Now if she could just sleep through the night regularly…
This is one of my pieces for the WordPress Writing 101 workshop and I welcome any critiques you might offer about the writing in this post.