Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Miss I gave words to her ambivalence this morning. She first asked me to tell her again what happened to her first mother, and then asked, "Do you think that's sad?" I told her that I do. Very sad. I am sad for her and I am sad for her first mother, who doesn't have the joy of seeing her bloom and grow.
"But are you happy with me?" she asked, deep in thought. I am, I said, and it is okay to feel both things.
She seemed relieved for the moment.
I think it has something to do with our two year anniversary.

3 comments:

Judy said...

Oh my. Our little ones understand so much at such young ages. *hugs* to both of you.

susan said...

Yes, hugs indeed, all around. Isn't it stunning what they have words for so young (and so heartbreaking that they are processing so many big emotions, too).

Overwhelmed! said...

I am still amazed at how much Miss I understands at her young age. I'm glad she's finding the words to express her emotions so that you two can talk about them.


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