I love you so, so much. I love you so, so, so, so, so very, very, very much that I never want to leave your side. And by “never want to leave your side,” I mean you are never allowed to leave my side. If I feel like walking off (because I can now!), that’s OK but you’re not allowed to do anything on your own. That’s why I’ve perfected my “twist and lunge” maneuver so that even if you try to distract me with the fishing puzzle and then try to sneak off to do something really fun like start a load of laundry in the basement (my favorite place I’m not allowed to go), I can catch you before you’ve even gotten two inches away. I love you so much that even if you’re sitting on the floor next to me trying to do something silly like fold laundry, it’s not enough for me to be sitting by you. Nope – I need to be standing on your leg, with my arms around your neck. That’s the way I can best show you how much I love you!!
I also love you so much that I want to have lots of quality time with you around the clock. That’s why I’ve perfected my “sit up and talk at 2:00 am” routine so you’ll have to get out of bed and rock me back to sleep. Isn’t it super fun?!?!?!
[gross alert] You do have to admit the “stick close by at all times” routine has come in handy today so that you can make sure to catch all my puking. Let’s hope that stops soon though because I don’t like it and neither do you.
In short, I’m doing my best to make you understand that you are the most important person in the world to me and therefore you should never do anything else other than pay attention to me. Am I succeeding?
Your Favorite Barnacle
P.S. Why do you call me, “my little barnacle,” now? I don’t know what that is!
P.P.S. Thanks for taking this selfie for me. It’s a perfect example of how I like to hang onto your legs when you’re trying to do something crazy like make dinner in peace. Don’t you love how cute I am? You know you’re going to miss this closeness when I’m thirteen and don’t want to talk to you!