Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Nub of Things

It was early in the morning.  We'd had a little skirmish over her new karate suit, onto which I was trying to sew in a bleary-eyed fashion three cloth badges.  Apparently I sewed the one on the sleeve the wrong way round. As it was in Chinese, it was hard to tell, but Anna-mouse was up in arms.  She had a good shout, flung herself off the bed where I was sewing, and hurtled into her bedroom.

A few moments later she re-appeared with some magnetic words from a poetry kit and began to stick them to the radiator.

The first wonky line of words read:

mum     dad     and     me     now

Then she went back to the bedroom to find more words, and when she came back took the 'dad' from the above and placed it in the second line:

I     see    you     but     no    dad

And then she went into the bedroom, found two more words and returned with these and a photograph of the Bim and his son, her greatly missed half-brother who lives in Ireland.  She pointed at the photograph, and then stuck up her final two words:

him     too

I have left it there all day, her short, eloquent expression of the nub of things.


Jenn and Casey said...

Aww! That's awesome. Thanks for sharing that moment :)

Jayne said...

Wow...out of the mouths (or hands) of babes huh? Your daughter seems like a very bright, intelligent little girl.

Jayne said...

Oh, forgot to say, I found your blog from NaBloPoMo. I'm also a single mum :)