The Nap

It's nap time "un-uh" What is this? "un-uh" You are two young lady you still have to take a nap "un-uh" Okay, this is where I start to remember, channel my safe haven inside me, breathe through my nose, slowly. There is no fight about this. It simply is. Time For A NAP. The story…

Mimic

My Bear coughed Girlie mimicked the coughing kaugh! kaugh! kaugh! kau! kau! she's supposed to be sleeping, but talking quietly to her feet works during naptime

Breakfast

Girlie was channeling a dolphin this morning. The squealing was from joy not distress but still painful to my ears none the less. She finished her third bowl of cereal then poured her milk in the high chair tray, splashing is part of her fun in any liquid. Naptime came and she was impossible to…

daily life

I got my oil changed I visited the podiatrist for these flat slabs of flesh called feet I visited the rec center rehab place to make sure there was a heated pool I took the wrong exit and checked prices on new tires four hundred you have got to be kidding me dollars after stopping…

Girlie takes a nap

After a godforsaken afternoon of chase the toddler, I realize it is my naptime. Yes, My naptime. Girlie doesn't need a nap but I sure as hell do. "I love her. She loves me. We're a happy family but I'm going to lose my mind if I don't any get rest. That will make me…

I took

Girlie outside (what was I thinking?) My brain said it would be okay, but I knew I had a limit to the time I would be okay out there. I started pulling weeds in the garden. Until I found the queen anne's lace plant I knew not to pull. I was squatting so I thought…

Nothing could be better

Yesterday I went into Girlie's room and she greeted me with her smile, that said, "Where have you been? I missed you. Now that you're here we can start moving." I turned off her night light and opened the blinds to let in the sunshine (well, it should have been sunshine but there was light…

Winter Sunshine

The clouds parted I saw rather than felt the sun as the wind blew camouflage to block the light "Ah, winter," I sighed, "when will it end? Each year the season picks its victims and we shut down lacking vitamin D cursing the bitter cold the ache the stiff joints that creak louder each year.…

Girlie Sits

Like a big girl at the counter eating her cereal. Adamant refusal to sit in her high chair but pulling herself up three feet to sit on a high metal bar chair brought in for me to sit on in the kitchen while making biscuits with a screaming backache The Silent Sentinal noticed that she…

Baby Mimicry

I try not to be mean and I think Girlie understands that I'm trying to push her use of consonants. I had her ask using mimicry, after she finished breakfast this morning: "Mommie- mah-may and- an Daddy- dah-day I'm- Ahm done- Duhn eating- Eaten so- o could- cood you- yu let-leh me-MEEEEEEEE out-OWWWWWWWT of-uff the-thuh…