Bully pulpit

Posted by The Wizzle | Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM

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You can't tell from this picture, but Iris is enormous.

No, really. Multiple times a day, strangers on the street ask how old she is, then raise their eyebrows when the answer comes. She's looking at the back side of 30 pounds, and she's got willpower to match her considerable mass.

Her first week in nursery at the new ward, I picked her up after the block and asked how she did. "Fine", they replied. "Just great!"

"Be honest", I pressed. "Was she a bully?"

Pause.

"Maybe a little bit", they answered. "We just figured she had older siblings."

(We have very perceptive nursery workers.)

What you *can* tell from this picture is that she is currently in a stage where her busy little brain moves faster than her gross motor skills. She is currently sporting one fresh fat lip, the remains of another from a few days ago, and what is now a mere shadow of a goose egg on her forehead from last week.

She's big, she's loud, she's clumsy, and she's completely, shockingly adorable.

Comments (6)

She is a beautiful child, fat lip and all. How appropriate that she is standing against an orange wall!

She is a beautiful child, fat lip and all. How appropriate that she is standing against an orange wall!

Love her. She is growing up so fast! Maybe that is why she is imitating a whirlwind right now. What a doll.

I love Granny. I just went and told her so.

And I LOVE that Iris. She is go-lucky, all the time. And I love this beaming, happy picture of her with a fat lip. What a trooper! She looks like the hero kid who caught the fly ball, but lost a few teeth in the process--such a great attitude to have for life. I learn so much from your kids.

Thanks so much for posting! I LOOOOVE IT!

Perfect. And love the orange, too.

What a sweet picture! Even the fat lip is cute!