Wednesday, October 29, 2008
That bare hand
.. The one that waved to me the other morning.. blew me a kiss.. well, that bare hand used to hold mine always. I have noticed that with increasing frequency when I hold my hand out to her, she doesn't take it. She's embarrassed in certain situations.. too big to hold hands.
Tonight the baseline became 'in a large crowd'. We were at Value Village getting some stuff for her costume... she dropped me like a hot potato. Yet at Wendy's, when we went for something to eat, she held my hand for a very long time.
My burger was disgusting; she offered me hers.
I realized that these are the last few days of her childhood, and that my little girl is disappearing.
Trish said the other day that everything is changing. She was right.
I knit two right mittens. My mind is elsewhere.