Alyssa just suddenly decided to change her name to Nikki. I don’t even know how she came up with the name but it started when I wen to my physical and she was playing with Rolly. When I came out, of the hospital she has picked the Nikki from out of the blue. So, we’re calling her that…

She is growing up fast. Gosh now that she talks, it is never ending. She says phrases and words I’ve never heard before. She would say: “I have to get a job because I’m going to get married!” At three, she amazes me. She has this wild and huge imagination. She sometimes think she’s Hannah Montana with her guitar. She dresses up and would say: “I am on a fashion show.” When we bought her a Happy Meal at McDonald’s, she chose the Astro Boy toy. She misplaced it some days ago so now she tells us: “Astro Boy broke my heart. He flew away”, the pretends to be crying. She’s a drama queen…

Of course, my units in Child Psychology tells about this phase in a toddler’s life. It is a part of discovering who they are as they grow older. They indeed say the darnest things! At the end, I always make sure that she knows it’s ok to have a big imagination but it is always great to know the real world little by little as early as three…