they're looking to me to decide how they should feel

posted on: Sunday, December 28, 2014

a toddler's first nail polish

...about themselves.

especially her.

mum, she says as she twists my ponytail around and around her little hand. what do you think you're like?

I pause.

I think I'm pretty cool. what do you think you're like?

quick as a flash she says,

I think I'm pretty cool.

*     *     * 

she's about to turn three. I know it's what all the old people say, but seriously. where has the time gone?

p.s 'a quote a week' coming up soon.


  1. Little sponges who watch and listen

    1. right? I wish the pause didn't even exist. I'm working on it.

  2. Parents sometimes miss that- kids pick up the good and bad attitudes of those around them

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