Tonight, Clarabelle was pretending to be a baby. In fact, she told us that she was Elliott’s baby sister and that she forgot that babies don’t talk. She babbled for a few minutes and we goo goo’d and gaa gaa’d for a few minutes. She then said “Oh, wait, I am three now…..I was a baby for like one….five…minutes!”
She was right. It seems like only five minutes that she was a baby. In fact, it was only five minutes that she was allowed to be a child. One day, she was crying because the moon had disappeared and the next day she knew that a judge was able to tell grownups what to do and that sometimes that meant she had to go to sleep without her mommy getting to tuck her in.
Do not blink! Do not sit on what you think is a normal life! Do not look at your life and believe that it is safe! She was a baby! She was a baby for only five minutes….in her mind, after that….life happened!
You are still MY baby!