Sunday, April 11, 2010

Where I get uncharacteristically sappy for a moment

Although I’ve been out of the blogging world for a number of months, rest assured that Kate is still wild and crazy Kate. Go back and read some archives of Kate, up the intensity to the nth degree, and the vocabulary to the 11th grade, and you have a solid snapshot of what you have missed since my last Kate update. For example, at a baby shower today, she left my table and went and sat at a different table, a table filled with STRANGERS (stranger danger!), just to get premiere seating to the festivities. Not long afterwards, darling Kate went up to a STRANGER (stranger danger!) and said, “you need to get your kid to stop running around please.” Welcome to my world.

But, see, I love this kid more than words can even express. It is something that I rarely write about simply because the topic is ineffable. I cannot find sufficient words that can adequately express the kind of love and depth of the love that I have for this child; every attempt to do so feels incredibly inferior. As people who know me can attest, there are very few things on this planet that leave me speechless.

To bring you up to speed on us, let me share a snippet in time with my wild-one:

Often I stop in these moments and realize that before long she’ll be a teenager and I’m even more appreciative of the here and now. I remember being a teenager and I am afraid …VERY.VERY.AFRAID. Many days I wish I had teenager-amnesia, so I could be blissfully unaware of the impending reality that will suck all brains and common sense from this darling child’s mind. Or, perhaps I shouldn’t consider it a detriment, rather an invaluable alley … a sort of mastery I hold that she cannot complete with.

Until then, I will soak up her innocence, sweetness, butterfly kisses, and fact that she cannot get enough of me. I will sneak into her room just to smile, be at ease, and watch her sleep.


Rachel Cotterill said...

Wow, she's growing fast!

PS I talk to strangers all the time... oops.

Sherry D said...

I understand. There is no way to express the depth and width of the love we feel for our children. It just cannot be done. I have found this to be true regarding my feelings for Mason also.

By the way, you are certainly on the right track regarding the brains and common sense being suck from a teenager. I should know. LOL.


Tiffany said...

I completely understand your feelings...words just can't do justice for love I have for my son...I just think other parent can love their child as much as I do...but I know we all feel the same way.

Kate is getting so big...she is such a beautiful little girl!

angela said...

Even if reality tried and tried, it could not suck all the brains and common sense from Kate. She is an overachiever that reality is no match for!

Wait a minute. Maybe that's even scarier for us mere mortals!

deandean said...

hi. i'm sally from the Philippines. Know where it is? ^_^

well, the thing is, your comment on one of the blogs (one minute writer-great blog if i might add) got me here. your blog title is catching i am and I beg to disagree! You're still WITTY!!

have a nice day.

sally, AKA deandean