The Baby House

When our last pregnancy ended we told our daughter very little.

She was smaller then.

And my heart hurt so very much.

Talking about it ached.

But the thing about children is their incredible perception, depth and awareness about what goes on around them.

Even when you are certain they aren’t listening… they are.

Last weekend, while playing outside with her dad, my daughter wanted to know why he didn’t have a motorcycle.

A totally valid question, even though we don’t hang with bikers.

“I used to have a mini bike, before you were born.”

I pictured him throwing his head back with this memory; his black mini bike, which was no bigger than a toddlers trike, never worked right, threw him off more than it kept him on, and was as close to a motorcycle as he’d ever get.

“Where was I?” Our daughter was fully engaged at the thought of her dad riding a hog; the wind in his hair – amazing!

“You weren’t born yet, you were in heaven waiting to be born.”

A furrow came across her brow and she stood firm, ready to correct his mistake.

“No! Mommy’s OTHER baby is in heaven, I was at the Baby House before I was born.”

My husband stood, unsure of what to say.

“Daddy, I was just a tiiinnyyyy little baby, waiting to be born.” She explained, holding up her fingers and spacing them an inch apart to display how very small she was.

My husband nodded in agreement.

She smiled wide, happy that he understood, and then went back to playing.

My daughter, from the Baby House.

Reminding me everyday how incredibly special she is.

 

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16 Responses to The Baby House
  1. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    May 20, 2013 | 8:30 pm

    What a perfectly sweet image that creates.

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

      I couldn’t agree more Robin…. such a wonderful, peaceful image.

  2. Leigh Ann
    May 20, 2013 | 11:13 pm

    I love her. Such a perfect explanation.

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

      She made my entire year with that explanation!

  3. Alison
    May 21, 2013 | 1:53 am

    Oh, that is like the most astute and sweetest thing said, ever.

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

      doesn’t that blow your mind!!

  4. Carrie (akaLaverne)
    May 21, 2013 | 5:06 am

    Wow! They just never stop surprising us! She is amazing!

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

      She takes my breath away sometimes, and reminds me to always listen closely.

  5. Nic
    May 21, 2013 | 10:52 am

    What an amazing girlie you have!!! Xoxo

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 22, 2013 | 12:28 pm

      Thank you Aunt Nikki!!!! xoxooxoxx

  6. Jen Bardall
    May 21, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Kids are so much more perceptive and intuitive than we give them credit for. Beautiful explanation.

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 22, 2013 | 12:27 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more Jen!

  7. Kimberly
    May 21, 2013 | 1:10 pm

    If I could go to a baby store and buy a girl, I would want her to be as awesome as your sweet cheeks.
    Love her.

    • multitaskingmumma
      May 22, 2013 | 12:27 pm

      She would be expensive but worth it.

  8. Farrah
    May 22, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Honestly how sweet is that. The Baby Store is pretty awesome 🙂

  9. Rach (DonutsMama)
    May 31, 2013 | 8:36 pm

    You have such a sweet and perceptive little girl.

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