Saturday, May 8, 2010
"Are you ready?" and "When are you due again?" are followed closely by "Is Scrunch excited?"
To which I have no response.
She is acutely aware that there are about to be significant changes in her life, but I don't think she has a clue as to what. I don't have a clue as to what.
In her mind, the world's axis rotates solely around her. I think the same is true for most first children, but is amplified in my mind because she's also the only niece and grandchild on my side. It wasn't exactly a cake walk to bring her into our family and once she got here she's been the sun, the moon, and the stars.
I whined in an octave higher than my normal speech (this defines whining) to my mom as I drove to work a few weeks ago.
"I'm about to shatter her world."
"She is the center of the universe and she's going to wake up one morning and not be anymore."
My mother is no-nonsense and does not do whining. Her response, "There is more than one universe."
A scientific fact.
And with that, the whining was over.
She sat on my lap like this for about twenty minutes the other morning. I asked what she was doing and she said "listening".
"Are you listening to your brother?"
"What's he saying?"
She was quiet for a minute. I wasn't sure I was going to get an answer. Then she said "Ummmmmm...." like she wasn't sure she wanted to give me an answer. She kind of sighed. And then...., "We're friends."
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