2020-01-21T10:58:57-08:00January 21st, 2020|Parenthood|

The last of her littleness

Our two-year-old neighbour
slept over last night
and my daughter
brushed the little one’s teeth
and read her a bedtime story

I wanted to love it
but she seemed so grown-up
as if I was watching
the last of her own littleness
fade away

I turned out the light
and listened for a while
from behind the door

they were quiet
so I assumed they were asleep
until I heard my daughter whisper

do you see our bellies going up and down
we’re made of water
and those are our waves

which made me smile
and buckle
with relief.

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