Not that independence has been a problem so far...exhibit A:
exhibit B through Z look something like this too:
And we ended our day all laughing and dancing in living room as the sun went night-night and I was relieved to find that though you had a major moment of growth today, you are still not too old for mama kisses, cuddles and snuggles to get to sleep. And I give them happily and freely, my love for as long as you want them....maybe longer.
So, today I celebrate your achievement. I rejoice in your strong spirit that drives you to new adventures. Off you go my precious little "independent toddler"...Explore. Learn. Love. Just know that you always have a soft place to fall...I love you.