Never Occurred To Me!

Oh, I never said these things at 5. I didn’t have the head or heart for it.

 

– Her: Mumma, why is everyone’s blood red?

Me: because God made it that way (not getting into hemes and haemoglobin just yet)

Her: But, I want my blood to be a different color. I want it to be pink and blue as those are my favorite colors.

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Her: Do we still miss people even though they are not dead but because they are in India?

Me: Yes, we do. But we don’t keep talking about dying. (She talks about it a lot, may be because the concept is still strange to her)

Her: (matter of fact look) But everyone has to die some day. We will all die one day.

Me: Yes, we all will.

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Her: Can I hold this bottle for you? It is my way of saying that I love you.

Me: :O

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Her: We made a lot of things in school today. A friend made a card that she thought wasn’t so beautiful. But I told her that it was very beautiful because I wanted to fill her heart. ❤

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Her: Mumma, guess what!

Me: What?

Her: I now know that my kisses don’t heal the pimples on your face. They still stay and hurt.

Me: But your kisses still make me feel better 🙂

 

If not for you.

When I had you – my little girl

You have been hard work,

All day and all night.

But you brought back many things that I forgot or never touched

You splashed water and giggled

and that brought out smiles unbeleaguered

You soaked in rain with your father

and asked me, too, till I gave in

And let it soak my soul

We made the bed into a trampoline

We walked in the crunchy snow

We held out our tongues to taste the snowflakes

We walked around with the wind and snow in our faces

And we watched Paw Patrol while I lifted weights

We swam together and I let go of my fear

We rocked your toy babies to bed

We fought like siblings

And then got along like a house on fire

We painted together

We danced to kids bop together

We touched a frozen lake together

We sang together and played tag together

I started singing again

I started running again

We watched Peppa together

And worked on American accent together

All of this in 5 years or so

And there is more to come I am sure.

 

I would not taste life again

If not for you.