This Little Person
Who is this person? This little girl rattling off a thousand words a minute at me. I can't get a word in edge wise! She's so tall! She's so "grownup". I look at her and she seems so wise for her age. I see her face and I see the jawline and cheekbones of a full grown woman. A flash of the future child as she will be in........oh dear.......such a short time. Another flash and she's a baby again, so small and fragile with that toothless grin. Then the child once again comes into view and she's still rattling off non-stop banter that I haven't even heard. She hasn't noticed that I'm not listening closely, because she's off on another tangent now, while getting ready for school. So sweet when she's just "a little girl". Later she'll be a screaming meme. My little girl. It's almost her birthday. Let that quiet tear slide down my face...........my little baby, so grown up.