1. She loves people. She remembers people's names, notices what they are wearing, compliments them on their fingernails, earrings etc. I can get her to do almost anything by promising her she'll get to see Isaac, Nathan and Jacob soon.
2. She's silly. She makes goofy faces does physical comedy with her body movements, makes up words to songs and will often crack herself up the most. Once she starts giggling it's hard to stop her.
3. She is well-rounded in her genderfied interests. She loves hiking, bugs, mud, puddles, airplanes as well as dresses, painted nails, earrings, babies and jewels.
4. She notices the distress of others. As self-centered as she's supposed to be at this age, Lucy will hear the cry of a baby or kid rooms away, she'll speculate as to why they are crying and want to make them better.
5. She has remorse. It's so sweet. Sometimes it'll dawn on her that she did something not so great and she'll tell on herself but in a "oh my gosh I can't believe I did that" sort of way. Like one time her beloved aunt Jen tried to put her to bed and I guess Lucy put up a big fuss. The next morning I got her up and Lucy suddenly stopped and looked at me with big round eyes and said "momma, I cried at Jenny momma, I cried at Jenny"
6. Part of our bedtime routine is to go over the next day schedule. "First we go to Miss Gloria's room, then momma comes and gets you, then we go home, then we go to babysit Isaac and Nathan and Jacob", she wakes up repeating this schedule and will chant it in the car on the way to daycare. I love that she loves this little ritual.
7. Instead of asking me to turn the music up she says "more noise momma por favor"
8. "snuggliooing" in my bed in the afternoons
9. Her singing.
10. She kisses my owies ... "that's better momma"