I wanna do again, {personal}

While Emma started planning for her sixth birthday the morning following her fifth-year celebration, I have avoided the very thought of it. Until this week. It started when she out-of-the-blue mentioned her two imaginary friends, and I realized she hadn’t been playing with her once constant companions for months. I was instantly sad and sentimental. One, for not having realized their absence before that moment and, two, for what it meant beyond that moment. She is growing up. And growing out of sweet things like imaginary friends.┬áNot earth-shattering stuff, I know, but stuff to make me linger a moment or two longer. Smell her hair just one more time before bed, hold her no-sign-of-baby-fat cheeks in my hands a few seconds more, and ask her to say words the way she says them, a few more dozen times until they are engraved in the volumes of memories I have stored up of our life together.

All of the thinking ahead to her turning six next month, had me looking back. And looking back, had me falling in love with her at one, two, three, four, five and now almost six, all over again.

All I can really say is “I wanna do again too, luv.”

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February 11, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Brooke She is ASHER with piggy tails!!!!

February 25, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Robyn I just got so nastalgic and emotional! Seriously, wasn’t that a few weeks ago?

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