A Little Talk.

Last night, as Tori and I snuggled together in her chair, getting ready for good night, we had a little talk.

“What did you do today, sweetie?”

“I pwayed outside.”

“You did? Was it fun?”

“Yeah. Pwayed water.”

“You played in the water?”

“Yeah. I got wet.”

“You did, I know. Who did you play with?”

“Pawker. And Emma. Emma’s nice!”

“Emma’s your friend, huh.”

“Yeah! Emma fwiend. Mommy?”

“Yes, honey?”

“I go school tomowow?”

“Yeah, baby. You have to go to school again tomorrow.”

“Yay!” she said, clapping her hands as she grinned from ear to ear.

Shortly after that, I kissed her good night and closed the door, jumping back into my busy life. But not without a warm glow in my heart.

Because that simple little conversation?  That was the first conversation we’d ever had like that. And hearing her chatter reminded me of the conversations I used to have with my mom.

I’d jump up on the counter in the kitchen, watching as she baked, or made dinner, or did dishes. I’d tell her about my day—about the fun I had in school, or about the mean girl who teased me, or about the Esprit bags that were sooooo cool.

And she’d listen. She knew when to let me vent, and when I needed help working through a problem. I don’t remember what she said, exactly. I just remember feeling safe. And loved. And happy.

They were just small moments. But they were special.

And Tori and I? We’re taking the first steps down that same path. A lifetime of mother daughter talks lies before us. And I? Can’t wait to share them with her.

10 Comments on A Little Talk.

  1. Amanda C
    May 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I love my little chats with Vincent. He’s such a funny little guy, sometimes. I like that he opens up to me now. Hopefully, it will keep the lines of communication open for a very long time.

    • Amber
      May 13, 2011 at 8:27 am (5 years ago)

      At least till they hit 13, right?

  2. Jenny
    May 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for the reminder that little chats like that are precious. Sometimes I get so caught up with wanting the day to end that I’m impatient and try to rush those conversations.

    • Amber
      May 13, 2011 at 8:26 am (5 years ago)

      That’s easy to do. Tori, when she’s trying to talk to me and I’m ignoring her, will take my face in both hands and make me look at her. It’s pretty funny.

  3. Jen
    May 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm (5 years ago)

    This is a huge turning point. These little conversations are so awesome.

    • Amber
      May 13, 2011 at 8:26 am (5 years ago)

      I know! Of course, our conversations aren’t very complex, but, still, she can form a sentence! Yay!

  4. Rebecca
    May 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Aawww so precious. Love it when they start talking and having conversations. Good work momma!

  5. Mommyfriend
    May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Perfect. Those are the memories.

  6. Lisa
    May 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Stopping by from Mom pledge. I love this little story, and I am your newest follower. :)

    • Amber
      May 17, 2011 at 9:02 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks for coming by! I look forward to getting to know you!


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