I am so thankful for books, and that I have access to new ideas and ways of approaching my life. In the past week, Gigi has phased out of obedient and sweet, and is entering something much more monsterly. She is pushing boundaries, figuring out how much power I will give her, and she is almost two. She is still my daughter and I'm crazy about her, but it's time to sit down with my books again and get a few more ideas of how to move forward in the smartest way. I love at how every shift of her development I can revisit friends who have gone before me, and prepare a more educated approach to parenting this little rascal.