My niece Jenna wrote a sweet essay about her cousin Madi, awarding her the Most Social 3 Year Old Award. I absolutely loved it and I asked Jenna if I could share it with all of you.
Imagination Station by Jenna Harper
One day at my grandparents house all the cousins were invited to come and make cookies. One of the younger cousins, Jared, doesn’t like chocolate. So we couldn’t make chocolate chip cookies. Then Maddie said to Jared, “You don’t like chocolate? Well Dylan likes chocolate.” Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan, Maddie’s parents, both asked Maddie,” Who is Dylan?” “Maddie responded,” He is my boyfriend,” said Maddie. Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan stopped dead in their tracks, looked at each other and smiled. Madison Taylor Harper is my 3 year old cousin. Everyone in the family calls her Maddie. She is a dramatic, outgoing, girly, a social butterfly and keeps everyone smiling. That is why I am giving her the Most Social 3 year old award.
One of the reasons I think Maddie deserves this award is because she has great verbal skills, especially for a 3 year old. She has an amazing vocabulary. One time, my Aunt Tiffany asked Maddie, “What is your favorite color?” She responded,” Pink, purple, and red, preferably pink.” The whole family was surprised when she said this. Preferably isn’t usually in a 3 year olds vocabulary. But not that day. She was clear and progressing as she talks every day
Also, Maddie constantly talks to herself into the mirror. At my grandparents house there is a huge mirror at the end of their starcase. Maddie just stares at herself and talks like she is talking to someone on the other side of the mirror. She also dresses up like a princess and pretends to rule her kingdom. She wears a plastic crown and uses a towel as a royal gown. She has such a vast imagination that she can rule her kingdom as long as she wants. Well at least till naptime.
Finally, she is so talkative she talks to walls. One day Maddie had nothing to do so she went to go find her mom. She wasn’t paying attention and she ran into a wall. Then, she said to the wall, “Watch where you are going!”She stood there and waited as if the wall was going to give a response. Sometimes Maddie can be hilarious without even knowing it.
When the family came together for a family reunion we were going to make chocolate chip cookies. Then my younger cousin Jared said he didn’t like chocolate. Then Maddie said “Dylan can have your chocolate chip cookies.” Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan asked Maddie,” Who is Dylan.” “Oh” Maddie responded, “He is my boyfriend”. These stories show that Madison Taylor Harper deserves the Most Social 3 year old award. When Maddie does something funny the whole family remembers it. Something she says, something she does or something she pretends to do. Maddie is so creative her mind is just like an Imagination Station.