November 13, 2004

From the mouths of babes: what love is

I was awakened this morning at 6:38 when I heard my bed room door creak open oh so gently and two little blue eyes peeked around the door frame. She was clutching her little blue blanket that is a must-sleep and, noticing I was awake, she came happily into the room to climb into bed with my wife (still sleeping) and me. We cuddled for almost a half and hour, very quietly. A half an hour of no movement is an eternity for a child. I lay my hand on her little chest and felt her heart beat. Children's hearts beat very fast as if, even in repose, they are in a hurry. I took her hand to put it on her chest and to see if she could feel her heart too and this is what she said to me:

Pappa, when hearts fall in love, they get all warm and fuzzy.

I never thought about it like that but I don't think I could have said it any better.

Here's wishing you all lots of warm and fuzzy.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 13, 2004 01:28 PM

What a doll. RP, I think I'm in love with your daughter. Want to trade for one of my hellions? ;)

Posted by: Jim at November 13, 2004 01:31 PM

Thanks, Jim. Trade, well, maybe not a trade. A loan, however, probably could be arranged. Especially on days like today when my wife calls me from home (I'm at work this fine Saturday) to tell me that there are no naps happening.

Posted by: rp at November 13, 2004 03:37 PM

once again she proves herself the smartest person i 'almost' know.

Posted by: standing naked at November 13, 2004 03:49 PM

That is so adorable

Posted by: Holly at November 13, 2004 08:35 PM

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard [read]. How full of love and joy she must make you!

Great job, Pappa. And Mamma, too.


Posted by: Margi at November 14, 2004 04:57 AM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ...

Posted by: Hannah at November 15, 2004 04:47 AM

Thanks, y'all. She is a constant source of surprise for me.

Posted by: RP at November 15, 2004 10:58 AM

What a little sweetie! ::sighs::

Posted by: Amber at November 16, 2004 11:35 AM
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