Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tea with Supergirl
Grace stayed home sick from school today, and since Katie went to play at a friend's house, the two of us got to spend the entire day together alone. So I did what all moms do for their sick babies when they are home from school, I dosed her up with Tylenol and took her shopping for a Halloween costume. What, you don't have that tradition?
We got back home and set about busying ourselves with different tasks; me with the dishes, and her with yet another art project, and she looked up and gave me that snaggletoothed smile.
"This is fun, Mama. I can't remember ever spending the whole day with just you and me."
"Oh, but I do. The first twenty months of your life," I told her, "we spent every day like this, just the two of us."
We talked about the little house in Durham, North Carolina where we lived when she was a baby, how I would take her on walks in the stroller and rock her in her little green nursery there. How Aunt Stacie lived nearby and would come over after work. About her first birthday, when all of her grandparents and all of her aunts and her only older cousin came to celebrate. We talked about how we were just a little family back then, just the three of us in our little house, happy, but not a complete family just yet.
We decided to have a tea party, and I deemed the occasion worthy of the Good China. It's not every day that I get to have Supergirl all to myself.
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