Cate wrote her own name by herself on Saturday after I said, "Here's Malaika's birthday card, do you want to write your name?"
Full disclosure: I expected her to make a sideways C and then make some other lines. That's how she usually writes her name.
Not this time.
She made the C. And then most of the A. I reminded her to make the horizontal line on the A. And then she went on to make the T and E without any help.
I was seriously proud. Like nerdy writer proud. And like momma proud.