Today on the way to preschool/work, Skyler asked me “Mommy, when we get close to preschool, can you look at me in the mirror and smile like you did that one time when I wasn’t being happy?” I immediately smiled and agreed, and then just smiled to myself thinking about her simple request. I wouldn’t ever have remembered that moment she spoke of, had she not mentioned it. But it made me realize how much every thing I do impacts her. And it was nice that she remembered a “nice” moment, that my simple smile at her when she was feeling down one morning was memorable and had enough of a positive effect on her that she wanted it to happen again. Just that little smile in the rear view mirror. What a sweet and innocent request!
The girl remembers everything! EVERY. THING. I wish I could remember all the crazy stuff she remembers, long enough to document it here for safekeeping. But I can’t – there were at least three other things I thought of when I thought about writing this blog post, and those things are gone from my mind, so this is now significantly shorter and has much less to it than I had planned. But at least I remembered that one!