Friday, April 18, 2008

In a wink

The May Queen, at 5 and a half, is a big girl. But every now and then I catch a glimpse of the baby and toddler she was, like when she's in the bathtub. Something about having all her hair wet and off of her face, and the innocence in which she talks to "friends," her bath puppets. Or when she's curled up face down on the floor, her naked body wiggling to and fro, for reasons only known to her. Or when she hangs upside down and her cheeks puff out, like they are still full of baby fat. Or last night, as she lay in bed crying (missing her daddy) and I remember nights of her crying, as I stared at her profile, running my fingers gently down her face, soothing her back to sleep.

Sometimes I look at pictures from the past 5 or so years and I miss that baby, that toddler.

But I love this big girl, too.

Don't forget Monday's Mission: to write a post in the style of a Want Ad. Have Fun!

20 comments:

Becky said...

Wink of the blink. That's how fast they grow.

*sighs*

My little baby is going to be 7 this year. 7.

Do you know how much this thought ages me?

Rima said...

That picture is lovely! Look at those rosebud lips!

Chrissy said...

Five and a half seems to be a time of quick growing to me. They get tall and skinny and start sucking up reading and writing like a sponge.

That picture is adorable.

Don Mills Diva said...

What a doll - in five and a half more years you'll be looking at this photo and missing your "little" girl.

niobe said...

She's just gorgeous.

the dragonfly said...

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last saw her. She is amazing!!

And oh, time passes too too too quickly. About a week ago the Little Mister learned to pull himself up to standing. Two days ago he took three steps sideways at the couch. He's going to walk soon. Where did my little baby go??!?!

nomotherearth said...

She is just striking! They grow so fast.

susiej said...

Ahhhh, so bittersweet.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

My K is 5 years old too, and it just blows me away how big she is already. You never know how fast time can slip away until you're a parent.....

Sarcasta-Mom said...

My K is 5 years old too, and it just blows me away how big she is already. You never know how fast time can slip away until you're a parent.....

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womaninawindow said...

Beautiful! And what a blue her eye_ is! For me it's those moments and then the freaky in your face slice of time where you can see the adult they'll become. Right there! Bam! Grown!

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh the whole aging thing is just sad, isn't it. That's a great shot though!

thirtysomething said...

Great picture! Sweet little girl...

When I was growing up, though my family never lived in New Orleans, we celebrated May Day. It was always so much fun. We made little baskets, full of goodies for neighbors and friends, then my brother and I would run around ringing doorbells and waiting behind bushes as they opened the door to find a little friendly treasure. Fun Stuff!

carrie said...

They grow so terribly fast. It is nice to see the little baby in them once in awhile.

We're lucky we can.

Alex Elliot said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes I look at my older son and can see traces of babyhood in him or traces of his younger brother who looks very similar.

becky said...

Your daughter is beautiful! My own daughter is 13, now...everyone always said how fast the time would go by...they were right..hard to really believe until it happens to you!

JCK said...

Gorgeous child. Dramatic picture!

Victoria said...

She is such a cutie! But why oh why does the time fly so fast?! My baby will be 5 next week. FIVE?!

Sob.

Alpha DogMa said...

KEWT! I love her hair -- it so very blonde! Over the years (mostly my 20s) I paid a lot of money trying to achieve hair that colour -- with no success, I fully admit.