Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Short and Sweet: Terms of Affection

A short and sweet (100 or fewer words) observation from today's dinner preparation:

I'm cooking dinner with the help of the girls, which means that the process is taking significantly longer than it ought to in a messy, beautiful way.

With intense concentration, Reese stirs the contents of the skillet. "Good job, baby," I announce as I watch her work before turning my attention to my prep on the island.

"Mommy, Reese is not a baby. She's bigger than me, and I'm not a baby," Brooke explains.

Before I can respond, Reese jumps to my defense. "It's okay, Brooke. Mommy can call me a baby because she's bigger than me. She told me once that it's a term of infection."

Consider my children infected.

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4 comments:

  1. Cute! My 3 year tells me he's "not a baby" when I call him baby but he needs to know he's just infected :)

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  2. It's amazing how strong of an infection it is.  

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  3. Lisa WitherspoonJanuary 18, 2012

    Very cute!

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  4. jacqueline hornerJanuary 19, 2012

    When I turned 3 I announced that I was no longer a baby, and that no one could call me that.  But I'm still the baby.

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