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On the size of the universe and those big blue eyes.

Every time one of the kids gets a hair cut, they seem to instantly get older. BB had a massive growth spurt in my mind after her haircut last weekend and I’m noticing it more and more each day now. Adorable hair cut, huge blue eyes that could make or break your heart and a wiseness beyond her years.

She is amazingly clever and witty these days, and surprising us all with little jokes and insights. Maybe she’s always been this witty and we’re just starting to notice.

Yesterday we went to one of our favorite coffee shops together and I took out an apple sauce pouch for her, as I often do. Her face lit up and she exclaimed, “Go go squeezes are my favorite in the UNIVERSE!”

I laughed and asked her how big the universe was. She held out both arms about as wide as she is tall and said confidently, “This big.”

So fitting – to a three year old, the universe is pretty much a bubble that they alone fit inside of – it’s kind of their defining characteristic.

Meanwhile, I’m still in awe that my three year old says words like “universe” and seems to have developed a sudden understanding of addition and subtraction when we weren’t looking. We may be in for it with this one.