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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yummies in the Tummy

Mom was right about the cake . . .
My Baby Sister, aged two, had crawled up on my Mom’s lap.
It was cuddling time.
I should probably mention that this didn’t happen often.
Cuddling, I mean.
Oh, not because Mom didn’t wish it.
No.
It was because we couldn’t get Baby Sister to slow down long enough to stay in one place.
She was one of those children who are always as bit blurry around the edges.
Because they are moving so fast.
Where was I?
Oh, yes.
Cuddling time.
Mom held her close.
Then counted her tiny, pink toes.
And all of her fingers.
And finally poked her round little tummy.
“What’s in there?” she asked.
Baby Sister looked at her and shrugged.
“Are there yummy things in there?”
Baby Sister looked at her tummy, lifting her little dress to see better. Then she looked back at Mom.
Mom went on. “Maybe there’s some cake and ice cream.”
Baby Sister’s eyes got wide.
“And some cookies. Maybe some pie and candy and pudding.”
With each new treat mentioned, Baby Sister’s blue eyes got wider and wider.
“And chocolate.”
Baby Sister could stand it no longer.
She pulled her dress up as far as she could. “Open it!” she said, pointing to her tummy. “Open it, Mommy!”
Enough talk. Let's get to the good stuff . . .

14 comments:

  1. This is such a cute story! Kids can say the most amazing things sometimes. Sometimes things we wish they wouldn't!

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  2. Aw, so cute! I love how you describe active kids as always a bit blurry around the edges :)

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    1. She was never quite in focus. Except when she was sleeping!

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  3. LOL! Your kid sister was pretty smart! :)

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    1. Oddly enough, she still is! Rotten cute little sisters . . .

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  5. Cute story! My older son was one of those "blurry around the edges" kids :)

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    1. You just want to glue them down. Or put velcro on the seat of their pants.

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  6. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
    "Open it mummy"
    That is so adorable.
    I love your family.

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    1. Thanks so much, Pearl! Of course she's past fifty now, with grandchildren, but I still think of her at that tiny girl. Wanting treats . . .

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