Friday, March 6, 2015
March 6th, Slice of Life-- "I Love You, Kay Kay!"
My niece came to visit yesterday. She is a 3 1/2 year old, blonde-haired, bundle of endless energy. Actually, she gets along quite well with my crazy puppy Yadi. They like to run in a circle through the living room and kitchen, taking turns chasing each other. She is hard to pin down, because she is so incredibly active and talkative. Moments where you get her full attention are few and far between.
She was sitting at the breakfast bar last night, coloring pictures for everyone. Her drawings are a little "interesting"-- mostly interpretations of things she sees in her life, like a worm with spikes, a duck that's orange, a dolphin-creature, or any combination of a million ideas. They usually take a little explaining to understand.
Last night she was busy making a picture for everyone, even Yadi (who ate his). I was sitting across the room when suddenly she jumped up and ran over, picture waving in the air as she crossed the space between us.
She stopped abruptly in front of my chair. Before I hardly had time to look up, she thrust a beautiful orange (somewhat confusing) drawing into my face.
"I love you, Kay Kay!" she whisper-yelled in my face, turned around as fast as she'd come, and tornado-ed away, spinning across the living room floor back to her drawing perch.
My heart melted.
I looked back at her, and said, "I love you, too!" but she was gone.
3-year old moments don't last very long in real time, but they are precious indeed.