My Mom and Jeff have been saying it since they laid eyes on her: "She's going to give Samuel a run for his money". There's something about her shining blue eyes, her sweet dimples, her angelic little voice, the way she clobbers her brother... Screech. Back up. The way she clobbers her brother? Yeah, little M may not be as sweet as she comes across. In fact she may be totally aware AND plotting the way she comes across just so she can be evil and get away with it. In fact I'm pretty sure she's smarter than all of us.
One more thing: she's not even 2 yet and she threw a tantrum today that rivaled Samuel's. It was quite impressive. It started with screeching, went to arms banging knees and then full out throwing herself on the floor. It was a dandy.
And she's not even 2. And I already have a strong-willed child. And it is going to be a long life.