Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Freebird

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.

7 comments:

The Writing Goddess said...

"We fix my sad life." How wonderful and funny, and how smart of you to have her snuggle right up to your skin.

Sara said...

Oh Hilaree...I could have written this post! Lucy has just started to do the same thing. She is so frustrated with her small vocabulary and resorts to screaming and hitting and throwing to get her point across faster :) They do understand SO much. More than we know.

brindletribe said...

It's funny sometimes how it takes me a while to recognize the need and the easy fix.

Oh to just hold my littles. ^_^

Hilaree said...

Writing Goddess...thanks for saying I'm smart, but it was actually her doing the pulling down on the back of my shirt to snuggle against my skin. So sweet.

Hilaree said...

Sara...how old is your lovely Lucy? I'm finding that empathy goes along way these days as well. Here's an AMAZING post by a lovely mama...

http://naturalparentingcenter.typepad.com/natural_parenting_center/2011/04/deeper-and-deeper-with-empathy.html

Hilaree said...

oops the link got cut off somehow. hmn. You can find it on Natural Parenting Center's blog, if anyone would like to read it!

Hilaree said...

brindletribe...i KNOW. i know. I tried five thousand other things to try to help her.