Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Girl

My hands swirl and twist, forcing the lotion into my dry, dry hands.

Her hands swirl and twist, mimicking each movement perfectly.

I sigh and apply more to my elbows and legs. Up and down, into my heels, around my knees...

She sighs and applies some to her elbows and legs. Up and down, into her heels, around her knees...

I pause.

She pauses.

I smile into her sparkling brown eyes.

She smiles into my blue ones.

"Do you like doing what Mommy does?"

"Yes! I want to be just like YOU, Mommy!"

My eyes well up. My smile is wistful. I picture her fearless joy for life and ability to make everyone feel special...

"That's funny, baby girl. Because I want to be just like YOU."

24 comments:

Hannah said...

That is SO sweet! May she always want to be just like her mommy. Thanks for making me smile :-)

Kat said...

Awww. That is just TOO sweet!!! :)

Christy said...

Sooooooooooo sweet!

Manic Mommy said...

That's just lovely!

CaraBee said...

That was beautiful. Sophie has started mimicking me and it kills me.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Beautifully written. I feel the exact same way...

Have you ever heard the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" - Martina McBride. It gets me every time.

hlc said...

I cherish each time my boys tell me they love me or snuggle in. I know all too soon they will think mom isn't quite as cool as she is now!

Ruby said...

Sweet

mom2three said...

that is the so cute! As parents I don't think I always realize how much my kids are watching me!

Stephanie said...

Darling.

the mama bird diaries said...

What a sweet moment!

mep said...

It's amazing how much we can learn from our kids!

So sweet!

jasmine said...

Precious! I love when kids mimic. My son does the same thing!

Tonya said...

so sweet. Love it.

Melting Pot Mommy said...

Don't you love when your kids want to be just like you? My daughter and older son like copying me, too, especially when it comes to lotion. My youngest isn't quite there yet. He'd rather throw the lotion on the floor or stick it in his mouth.

Marie said...

AWWWW, I bet you just made her world saying that, too!

Nap Warden said...

Awwwww...sweet!

andria said...

She makes me glad I had a girl. So sweet.

JC said...

It's been said before, but that's too sweet!!! Aren't little girls special?!? :)

Kristi said...

:) This made me smile.

we are reilly said...

my daughter just me last night, "I want to be just like you mommy, except for the wine"!!! :)

Human resources management said...

Aww.. you're so sweet... God bless your family

Mama Goose said...

Oh, so sweet.

anymommy said...

You both make me smile.

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