Monday, July 18, 2011
Here we go...
Me:: A bikini?
Ella:: Yeah, that. Can I have one?
The conversation kept going, but my chest tightened and I immediately saw the road ahead of Ella and I. The one where she grows up despite my best efforts to keep her my little girl forever. I don't want her to know what a bikini is, never mind want one. And Im well aware that my ignoring conversations, or avoiding teaching moments isn't helping her...or keeping her little. Exhibit B::
Ella:: Oh, they look like those things you have. You know the things that kind of pop out when you feed Colby?
Me (after mentally forcing myself to not change the conversation):: Ella, those are called Boobies or Breasts.
Ella (as she rolls her eyes on the way out of the room):: I know that Mom.
Im a little sad tonight thinking about how my little girl is going to change and grow. Leaving her braids behind for makeup and heels. But Im a little excited too...looking forward to talking as friends...if I do it right :)