mommies

the early years

Yesterday, my daughter M told her very first story.  

She was holding a small yellow plastic bear meant for the bath and as she walked it along the edge of the tub she said, “One day, I was an antelope but I used to be upside like a bat.”  Here she turned the bear upside down and looked up at her audience for response. I nodded with a smile.

Then she let the bear float in the water and she said softly to herself, “Then you were floating on your tummy and I was kicking you.”  She kicked the water, lost interest, and picked up a toy frog.

It was short, but there was something compelling about it.  Good start, kid.

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