Little Mother

Babess is the most reliably helpful of the three children, despite being the youngest.  She loves to wear my shoes or slippers around the house, but when I ask her for them, she brings them right to me and puts them just in front of my feet so I can step into them.  She happily runs to get Fainjin’s shoes for me when we’re getting ready to go out, and loves to carry the hats and coats.  She carries messages from me to The Dad, and it’s my fault for not making them simple enough if he doesn’t quite catch what she says.

The other kids are helpful too, of course, but sometimes claim not to have heard me asking.  Babess is anxious to contribute.  She loves to go and tell everyone that dinner is ready and they should wash their hands, or ask Daddy if he wants a coffee.

She also looks out for her siblings.  This morning Fainjin got out of the wrong side of the bed and had a bad case of the grumps.  He was whining to me about having the wrong bowl for his cereal, or something equally devastating, when she gave him a look brimming with sympathy.  “Mummy, Fainjin have a cuggle?” she asked, then stepped up to him and wrapped her arms around him in a comforting hug.  She’s half his size, so the effect was rather comical, but very sweet.

Later on, he was throwing a tantrum about something else and she came running.  “Fainjin!  Wassa matter?  Wassa matter, Fainjin?” she was full of concern.

No wonder she’s such a good mother to all her “babies”.

© UpsideBackwards 2010.

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One Response to “Little Mother”

  1. leechbabe Says:

    Oh she is such a sweetheart. What a lovely little girl.

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