M has been really exercising her need to be a big girl by trying to do everything that the other two do. Coloring, painting running, climbing, sliding, karate, reading - eating the same foods (oh the sliced apples scare me). There are consequences to this new found freedom for her and for us of course. Watercolor water doesn't taste good, even if you drink the whole cup. Running on the sidewalk means tripping and scratching your upper lip sometimes. Pencils and crayons can be very frustrating to manipulate, and some slides are steeper than others.