Thursday, June 6, 2013

This One Is Strictly For My Memories

When Libby was truly my Little, I read her "Where the Wild Things Are" almost everyday.  Somehow between learning to love princess things and fairy wings we moved away from it as a daily favorite.  We read  it with Maggie last night, knowing that she would love it, which she did.  This morning, while we were tidying her room together, Libby picked it up and flipped through the pages that only have pictures right after Max says "let the wild rumpus start", in which I normally insert the words "and rumpus, and rumpus, and rumpus" thanks to my bff Laura.  From there, she turned every page while I quoted it from my memory, as I mentioned, I used to read it everyday so it is one that I know by heart.
When we got to the end, she closed it in a bit of a huff, and said "Mommy, I don't like this book, we should give it away."
I answered "Oh Libby, we can't give it away, Cooper will love it."
"Why will he love it," she said.
I said "because he is sure to be a wild thing."
Then she said "what will he say when we read it to him?"
I said "Grrrrrr."
 Then she said "We should make him a suit, you know, a wolf suit."
What a great idea, I love that little girl.  It was one of my most favorite conversations I have ever had with her, it ranks right up there with this one.
This picture is pulling at my mama heart, mostly because she looks ever so grown up in it, but her hand is wrapped around her oldest friend Mo-Mo.  He's always been there with her.
Can't believe I am knocking on the door of my third trimester and preparing to meet another person who will change my life in a painful :) yet beautiful way or, that the magical little person who did it first, is knocking on the door of her fifth birthday.
Thankful for my wild things, all three.

"Oh please don't go, we'll eat you up we love you so" ~ Where the Wild Things Are
Grace and Peace


Laura said...

But Libby said no.

Art Teacher said...

<3 Laura, I need you to find Cooper a wolf suit or hat in a newborn size. I have been thinking that he needs one since we had this conversation.

Art Teacher's Mom said...

I love the fact that she is still holding on to MoMo. I commented earlier that she looked so mature. Kelly showed me the photos on instagram. Even Maggie has taken on a more mature look. It seems to have happened so quickly. It must be the sun and sea breezes.

Abigail said...

She's grown so much! (And is SO beautiful.)