Monday, July 27, 2009
After we read our stories in bed we were laying together in the dark and Naiya asked, “Mommy, why do little girls grow up?”
I had one of those long pauses that I often have wondering if I should give her an honest answer. It didn’t take long to realize that I didn’t have any answer at all really. So I did what I often in these situations. I asked her “Why do you think little girls grow up?”
She quietly sat with an equally long pause.
Finally she said, “So they can reach stuff.”
Mommy: Naiya, what would you like for breakfast?
Would you like O’s or oatmeal or granola?
Naiya: I want something better than all those things.
Mommy: Like what do you want that’s better than all those things?
(no response. empty stare. mommy kisses Naiya because she’s so cute)
Naiya: Not like a kiss mommy!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Naiya stayed the night with my mum and dad last night. When we went to pick her up she was completely uninterested in us. Disregarding her wish to continue playing, however, I scooped her up in my arms. My beautiful child just wriggled in an attempt to return to her game.
“Hey you, look at me,” I plead with her in my most loving voice. “Look me in the eye.”
This request caught her attention. She immediately turned and LICKED me in the eye.