Thursday, November 08, 2007

Aw, fer cute...


The other day I was lying with Miriam on the bed, trying (in vain, as it turned out) to get her to take a nap. She was jumping around on the mattress instead of resting and accidentally bonked her head right into my forehead.

The stress and frustration of not being able to get her to sleep, combined with very real pain at the impact, caused a few tears to roll down my cheeks.

Miriam saw that I was crying and her natural, toddler empathy kicked in. She said, "kiss better?" and gave me one. Then it was "a big hug." That helped, of course, but I still had tears on my face. So she took her blankie and awkwardly dabbed my cheeks, saying, "no more tears." Finally, she tossed out one of our favorite lines to use on her, with a twist: "Don't be scared; Meme [Miriam] is here."

I guess I've got nothing to fear. I've got a 2-year-old looking out for me.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Aren't kids cute? Especially Miriam. :)

I once pulled that when I was babysitting three rather rambunctious boys. Yes, I faked it. But all they wanted to do was sword fight and I was so tired of sword fighting. I tell you--they became so calm and chivalrous, it was quite comical!

sarah said...

how cute!

Crissy Bear said...

Bridget the fact that she calls herself meme is delicious. SO ADORABLE!

Mikael said...

SOOO cute!!!! I can't wait until Makenzie can talk! but there are times when I shed a tear I look at makenzie's face and she has this look like "it will be alright, you have me!"

Liz Johnson said...

Awww... I guess you should probably keep her. :)

Shannan said...

Those eyes!

Remind me a little of Puss N Boots from Shrek. I would give into those eyes everytime!

Momo Fali said...

Awww...that's so sweet!

Sarah said...

That brought tears to my eyes, and I don't even know you!! My little girl has just started putting together 2 word sentences...I can't wait til she can tell me everything she wants to say!!

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