Perhaps the only thing easy about parenting a Piper is that you never have to wonder how she feels. Most of the time, Piper is joyous. She bounces about leaping from room to room. She laughs at herself and goes to great lengths to amuse us. She cuddles constantly. She did wait almost two full years to say a word, yet she still managed to get her needs met. Although she learned sign language, her most effective means of communication was of the nonverbal variety. If baby Piper didn’t like your answer, you got the stink eye:
It hurt. The stink eye could burn right through your heart. Ouch.
These days, of course, Piper is all talk all the time. But if almost big girl Piper doesn’t like your answer, you still get…
…the stink eye. At least she’s consistent.