Saturday, November 24, 2007

the tao of M

Tonight before bed we were playing a game of pretend driven by M. She decided I was the baby and she was the mommy and we went through a series of complicated processes including her fixing me dinner (cookies!) and putting me bed (twelve times for about 15 seconds each) as well as describing her work (she apparently plants plants at her work) and my baby class where I like my other baby friends (for which I am grateful).

At one point something fell off the bed during the lamp turning off and on in rapid succession and when it fell to the floor it made a loud sound. She immediately looked at me and then popped back into character and said it's ok baby. i'll take care of you. and then she proclaimed sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. and that's okay, baby.

It just doesn't get any more zen than that.

27 comments:

Julie Pippert said...

What a fantastic little spirit!

Julie
Using My Words

QT said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it sister?

painted maypole said...

oh, wow. Do you say that to her?

i just want to give her a big hug. MQ used to talk about when she would be the mommy and I would be the baby (as if we would have this age reversal, but interestingly enough Daddy stays Daddy) and she would list all the things she would do for me, like cook for me and play with me and take me on play dates. I just loved it, and it was such a testimony to the fact that she DID notice what I did for her.

Kyla said...

That is a beautiful mirror reflection, friend. She is a good mama, just like her mama.

Suz said...

That's just beautiful.

blooming desertpea said...

Children just have a natural wisdom - where does it go when they grow up??

Beck said...

I love hearing my kids mirror back gentleness - it gives me the sudden heart-rush of knowing that we're doing a good job.

PunditMom said...

Wow, that's amazing. I don't have to wonder where she gets that from!

mitzh said...

awww, she's so smart and she sure has your heart..

crazymumma said...

Oh. And I wonder who she heard that from...

still little M, when things don't work out, on occasion you can put away your Zen and kick some serious butt.

Magpie said...

It's okay baby. How dear.

Andrew said...

That was so endearing. Thanks for sharing that special moment with us.

kristen said...

mini you, definitely. someday i hope our mini's get to meet. xo

Guilty Secret said...

Aw how lovely. What a beautiful thing!

Emily R said...

Now, that's some serious wisdom.

Amy Y said...

Oh what a wise old soul that M has! :)

flutter said...

gee, wonder where she gets that from?

mamatulip said...

She is such an old soul.

I love it.

Anjali said...

What a great philosophy! Like mother, like daughter.

Family Adventure said...

It's all in the parenting, isn't it?

Heidi

we_be_toys said...

what a cutie! out of the mouth of babes, eh?

Lawyer Mama said...

She's a lesson for us all.

The Chick said...

I had a weird/sad moment over the weekend when I wished that Little Boy could talk and respond like a typical child. This anecdote here really touched my heart....so thanks for that.

Ally said...

Oh, she is too sweet for words. And that's some parenting you've been doing, to have those words come out of her mouth.

I laughed at the part about putting you to bed 12 times for 15 seconds each... that's about right for a real baby, huh?

Tink said...

Kids can be so wise...

Before the world dumbs them down as working adults. ;)

Great post/blog!

Janet said...

Kids always seem to get it, don't they?

ms chica said...

You've taught her well.