Friday, August 05, 2011

Baby Love & Then Some

Gracie is vacationing with friends who love like family in Kentucky and Missouri while I prepare yet again for qualifying exams in a couple of weeks. She held her own for the first three days, keeping our conversations very brief and mostly on the topic of the care package. =) Last night, she called all weepy. She realizes now how much she misses me and promises that she does not want to leave me again. All future vacations will be together she declared. Also, she has lifted the ban on Baby Love, a pet name I swiped from Auntie Nae. On her 7th birthday she announced I could no longer call her Baby Love, nor could I sing the song that typically follows the sweet name calling. Devastation. Yes, I was devastated. Oh, and if I slipped up - she called me out on it. Sadness~ Well, happy days are here again because I can once again call her Baby Love. I sung her to sleep last night.  Tonight she called up with a request to read a book. She picked one and so did I.  She chose "Puppies, Puppies, Puppies," by Susan Meyers.  I picked "You Are My I Love You," by Maryann Cusimano.  Grace was enthralled with that sweet book and here is a bit of the why:

I am your parent; you are my child. I am your quiet place; you are my wild. 
I am your calm face; you are my giggle. I am your wait; you are my wiggle. 
I am your carriage ride; you are my queen.  I am your push; you are my swing.
I am you audience; you are my clown.  I am your London Bridge; you are my falling down.
I am your carrot sticks; you are my licorice.  I am your dandelion; you are my first wish.
I am your water wings; you are my deep.  I am your open arms; you are my running leap.
I am your way home; you are my new path. I am your dry towel; you are my wet bath.
I am your dinner; you are my chocolate cake. I am your bedtime; you are my wide awake.
I am your finish line; you are my race.  I am your praying hands; you are my saying grace.
I am your favorite book; you are my new lines.  I am your night-light; you are my starshine.
I am your lullaby; you are my peekaboo. I am your good-night kiss, you are my I love you. 

 Isn't that the sweetest book? Gracie added a couple more lines and then sang a song. I wish I could remember more of her sweet refrain.

You are my dream. I am your wish. You are the one I love most of all. We can always snuggle, both big and small.

Song: When I see you, you were there for me. I only look into you. You were always there for me. You were the one I trust the most. You were the one I loved because, you are loved so much. You were the one who made me. Say it together, you were the one that made my little body. You are the one who makes me come alive.

I have the sweetest girl EVER! Can't wait to hug that Baby Love!


Girly Muse said...

Aw, so sweet. Glad you'll be together again SOON. Love this hilarious picture of the two of you!!! ;)

valwix said...

That is a GREAT book! I think I like it even better than LOVE YOU FOREVER which was a favorite of mine & my kids when they were little!
I'm looking forward to getting Grace tomorrow! She's a joy to have here!

Kristen Stone said...

I love that poem!! I want to get your blog so much. You are just brightness and joy (both of you!) Love you bunches!