Friday, December 14, 2007

Wherein We are Pensive about the Passage of Time

Scene: Jarrah has just awoken from her nap. I lean over the crib rail while she blinks and readjusts to the world.

Sam: Jarrah, Mommy is feeling sad today. Do you want to know why?

Jarrah: I want lollipop.

Sam: Yes, but do you want to know why Mommy's sad? You know how I teach a writing class? Well, today two of my students decided to leave. We've been together for a long time. It's hard to say goodbye, so Mommy is sad.

Jarrah: Mommy?

Sam: Yes, dear.

Jarrah: I sad, too.

Sam: Why are you sad, my sweet?

Jarrah: 'Cause I want lollipop.

4 comments:

Martha said...

Kid style honesty.

Can't beat it with a stick.

Sorry to hear you are sad, Sam.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry that you are sad, Sammy.

Big Hugs and a cyber lollipop to you!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Okay, Jewish Mother, guilt trip accepted. I'm sorry. Jeez... :)
Just start the poetry class, okay?

Best, Gail

Anonymous said...

Favorite post ever! :) lix