I didn't want to over-react so I just proceeded with what I was doing.
"I've seen those before mom, Nana had one on. What is it for?"
"Oh, you'll find out when you are a big girl."
"I think I know what it's for. Because Bubby kicks you hard sometimes and it hurts down there so that will make it feel better."
"Yup. It will."
"But I don't know why Nana put one on. She doesn't have a baby in her belly. It already came out. It was you! So I don't know what she wearing hers for. Silly Nana."
"Hmm...yeah, silly Nana."
It's amazing how even though she is getting older she still an innocent child. She is sweet, funny, thoughtful and curious.
A few weeks ago when I had the stomach flu, Lael had started her Spring Break. I was curled in bed and I told her that she could stay up and watch tv in her room quietly.
At some point in the middle of the night (well maybe not that late but seriously I was REALLY sick) she came in and whispered to me. She handed me a piece of paper and told me to put it under my pillow and take it to work the next day.
I forgot because I thought I had dreamt is. She called me from her Mama's house, which is where she spent her first few Spring Break days, and asked me if I got it. I told her I didn't but would get it when I got home.
Once again I forgot but in the middle of the night I put my hand under my pillow and pulled the paper out. I stuck in on my dresser without looking at it so that I would remember to take it with me.
The next morning I stuck it in my bag while rushing to get out of the house.
When I got to work I dug in my bag for my cell phone and this is what fell out.
I died a little right there. You know from the sweetness. I adore this child. This note is hanging up on my desk and when I get frustrated or pissy I turn and look at it and it never fails to bring a smile to my face.