Today at our german playgroup, Nathan’s son Merlin showed off his newest
skill: Standing up without holding on.
That’s very good, one mum said. How old is he?
I don’t know. What’s the date today?
I don’t have a clue, I said.
No, I don’t, said another mother.
It is Wednesday, I know that! helped out yet another.
We must have looked impressed, because she quickly added
I just know that because playgroup is on Wednesdays!
We never did find out what date it was.
This conversation made me so very happy.
This is what being a parent is like,
we forget what date it is, because we are so busy with the details,
with how our babies smell just after a bath,
how they eat all the carrots first, & then divide the peas into
two different parts to make a valley for the gravy,
how they count to twenty but always forget thriteen…
The date? I don’t need to know the date,
I’ve got my babies.
I hope your day is full of happiness and love!