Girl two on day three

Mom

Yes?

Can I have a drink?

Mom

Yes?

How long til you read me a story?

Mom

Yes?

I don’t feel good

Mom . . .

Plus five. Times ten. So eighty or so times later . . .

Mom

Yes?

Will you say soothing words to me tonight?

Sorry, dear, what did you say?

Will you say soothing words to me tonight?

Will I say soothing words to you tonight?

Yeah

Yes, I will say soothing words to you tonight.

Good.

 

Later . . .

Are you going to say soothing words to me?

Yes. I’m just thinking of them. I can think of some words that are not soothing right now. Can you think of some?

You shouldn’t say I hate you for soothing words.

No, you really shouldn’t.

I love you.

I love you too.

You are a very beautiful little girl.

Thank you.

I’m going to finish clearing the table now.

Ok.

 

And still later . . .

Time for bed beautiful girl.

Are you going to say soothing words to me now?

Yes, but let’s get you tucked in first.

 

Good night little one, I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well. Mommy loves you so much.

I love you too. Are you going to say soothing words now?

I’m trying to think of more.

I don’t know soothing words.

You don’t know what soothing means?

No

Where did you hear it?

From Christopher Churchmouse. The mother in the story said soothing words.

 

So I explained soothing words and said as many as I could think of. Girl two smiled, closed her sleepy eyes on puffy exhausted cheeks and made me very happy in my messy house and life that can’t quite keep it together.

6 Comments to Girl two on day three

  1. Erma Joy Cann says:

    Here are a few soothing words for a very tired mother. kind,beautiful,sweet,gentle,wise,loving,and a great mother,and grand daughter.

  2. Aw…happy tears for you and all of yours…

  3. Claudia says:

    What a cutie pie,she is so sweet and funny at the same time, I hope she feels better soon