Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Now age two, struggling with finding her place in the world, she has been hitting and grabbing and screaming, my poor dear. We had weeks of this until yesterday, after driving her older siblings bonkers, I scooped her up and said, "Would you like to ride on my back in the mei-tei?" She yelled, "Yes!! Bow tie! Bow tie!" So onto my back she went...immediately pulling my shirt down from the nape of my neck so she could snuggle against the skin on my back, her teeth gritting in delight. As we walked down to the basement together to do some laundry, she said to me, "We fix my sad life."

Oh, that child. How much they understand, and how much more they feel, and so, so early.

Love on your children. Hold them close.

I'll post a picture tomorrow.