You know how sometimes your kids can really wow you?

Principesa is a child who prefers baby steps to big leaps. Always has. But recently she’s taken several big leaps. A year ago she was sounding out words letter by letter, and now she’s reading chapter books. A year ago she was pathologically afraid of getting her face wet, and now she’s diving for sticks on the bottom of the pool and competing against herself to see how many freestyle strokes she can do without stopping. She’s made her bed every day without asking for weeks now, and I’m just struck all over again by how quickly she’s growing up.

And, I have hope for the other baby step issues she’s still struggling with. Or perhaps more correctly, that I’m still struggling with.