My Great-niece, Amelia, 2 months old
The baby in the picture
knows who's in charge.
Her expression says 
put up your dukes,
you know I'm gonna win
this round and all the rest.
I'm too darn cute—
to resist is futile,
a waste of your energy,
better served in waiting
on me and my heart's desire.
Treat me like the princess I am,
and I'll shower you with smiles.
Just don't make the mistake
of thinking you're in charge.
My Great-niece, Amelia, 2 months old

~Elise Skidmore ©2022

Photos of Amelia courtesy of my niece, Erin Skidmore Auer. (Thanks, Erin!)

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  1. Very cute! My son and daughter-in-law are expecting next week- my 3rd grandchild and as difficult as the word can seem sometimes the important things can put it all in perspective.

    1. Thanks, Dab! And congratulations on upcoming grandchild #3! Since I don’t have any grandchildren yet, I’ve had to take joy from the new great-niece, Amelia, (in this photo) and great-great-niece, Layla, who arrived earlier this year. Looking at those little faces brightens any day.