Wednesday, January 20, 2010

paying it forward

She stops what she's doing, looks up at me and says: 'Let's stop and hug.'
So we do. Of course.

I open the door to her room in the morning, she's standing there all pyjama-ed and tousled headed and she whispers 'I love you.'

She picks up two pebbles from the walkway into her school, gives me one with instructions to keep it in my pocket all day, then puts the other one in hers.



She comes up to me and shyly unfurls her fingers, revealing a love letter written on her palm.

This kid is certainly pulling out all the stops to make sure I love her as much as I possibly can before her lil' sister arrives.

It's working.

6 comments:

Annabel said...

And oh boy (or should I say "girl" in keeping with the theme?) what a talented writer her mom is. Beautiful material and such beautiful writing. x

MissBuckle said...

Sigh. My little boy is showing those signs too, and there's no sibling in my tummy.

He totally melts my heart.

rxBambi said...

that is too too sweet... hugs to you both

Soozie said...

That just brought a tear to my eye, so beautiful.

Elly Lou said...

I think I just felt a pang in my fallopian tube. Damnit.

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

That is so sweet.