“No. No. No. No. No.”

Guess which word Sierra has just learned?

“No. No. No. No.”

She doesn’t know how to use it. Yet. She’s just walking around, saying “No. No. No. No.” Trying it on. Seeing how it feels. Preparing to put it to good use in the future. In the near future, I fear.

“No. No. No.”

Oh, man. Am I ready for this? Am I prepared for the next stage of parenthood – the stage where my daughter takes her already inquisitive mind and starts really figuring out how to become independent?

Am I ready for that word? The word.


This was lovingly handwritten on October 14th, 2008