Monday, October 15, 2007

this one time at band camp

Some mornings I am overwhelmed by the sheer volume of words my daughter fires at me. Words imbued with exclamation! exhilaration! And don't forget the sing-song quality that feels like verbal bludgeoning before I have met my caffeine quota or taken a shower.

But then I look at her. I fear Guileless Lexi has a short shelf-life, that in the coming years the world may not be as bright and full of wonder like it is now so I don't interrupt or let myself grow irritated. These days are short; someday soon she will keep her thoughts to herself, leaving me behind.

Please excuse me while I grab a cup of joe, and settle in for a bit. I've got some attention to pay.

bubble bliss
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Bad Dad said...

She is faster in the morning? I love when she comes over and can talk faster than Mason. I think that is one reason he thinks Lexi is cool, they both love to talk. May your coffee kick in soon.


GodshallMama said...

good thoughts -- wise and true. you're a good mama.

Spagirl said...

Yes, Lexi's gift of gab totally reminds me of Alyson Hannigan from American Pie! (Minus the flute.) Maybe she'll be a female auctioneer. She cracks me up. Forget the coffee, you should invest in an espresso machine!

Oh, The Joys said...

extraordinary words and thoaghts. May I be like you.

susiej said...

What is the temperature there, anyway? Curious.
I was thinking today, at how easily my 9 -year old laughs, and how much I can count on it - - that laugh. And then it hit me. He may not always be like this -- he might just do this because he's a kid.

katydidnot said...

that's good mom stuff that is.

Sam said...

Thank you for these thoughts! My 3 year old son wakes up chattering in the morning. I mean NON-STOP!! It drives me crazy! Maybe I should follow your example and enjoy him while he is still talking to me!