|An Oreo birthday cupcake, just as the Tiny Teen requested.|
Click here for the recipe.
While I have no intention, or capability for that matter, to turn back the clock to her infancy, all I'm asking is for a slower clock. One where my baby gets to stay a baby for as long as possible.
Somehow though, I must accept that I'm out of luck in this proposal. I know this for sure because here's some evidence quoted by my newly crowned 5 year old daughter just yesterday to prove that my baby is still a baby, but yet a baby who dreams of being a big girl...
Piece of Evidence #1: Marriage
"Mommy, I know who I'm going to marry. I'm going to marry Luis, because he is nice to me."
***While I'm thrilled that her criteria in spouse picking is that "he's nice," my heart just can't handle planning my 5 year old's wedding.
Piece of Evidence #2: Her First Home
"Mommy, wouldn't it be awesome if our house was a dinosaur, and we lived inside of it?"
***Since this comment came exactly 4 seconds after the "Luis" comment, I can only imagine she is planning this dino house as their first home.
Piece of Evidence #3: Her Super Sweet Sixteen
Me: "Sweetie, can you believe that you are 5?"
Tiny Teen: "It'd be better if I was 16."
Clearly, the Tiny Teen is in cahoots with that speedy clock. I'm not giving into their powers though. I will hold on and treasure every second I can with my sweet, now 5 year old, Tiny Teen, because in my heart I know that all of her big girl dreams will come true faster than I'm ready for. So today, I'm going to play princesses and Barbies, and all of the other 5 year old fun and fight that speedy clock off as best I can!