Happy Birthday, Miss Proper!
Miss Proper, at the age of three, pranced into the kitchen with baby wipes wrapped and taped around her feet. I, of course, asked her what she was doing. She replied, "I am going to catch lizards, so I have made myself some shoes." Nevermind that the child had no less than 20 perfectly good pairs of size 6 shoes hanging in shoe bags in her closet, she was on a mission. Sadly, no lizards were caught that day, but I did catch the first concrete glimpse of the unique mind of my daughter. She doesn't just march to the beat of her own drum; she grows the tree, makes the drum, and writes the song. Lizard catching shoes would never occur to me, but I love them. I hope she never changes.