I was waiting at the house of the family I babysit for the children to come home from school. The brother rushed in first and said surprisingly calmly, “A roller skater knocked [my sister] down.” His mom asked if she was alright. “Is she crying?” He responded that yes, she was crying. The boy went back out to retrieve her.
A few moments later, he re-entered with his sister close behind. She was no longer crying, but her nose had a scrape and so did her elbow. Her hair fell tangled from her ponytail over her face. But after a hug from mom, she ran over and sat next to me on the couch.
She held her small hand out to me. In it was a petal, slightly crinkled, but bright pink and alive.
This 5-year-old girl, who I call my girly girl because she loves all things pretty and, well, girly, has brought little gifts like this before, each one sweetly useless.
She put it in my palm and said, “It reminds me of… It… reminds me… It’s to remind you…”
“What does it remind you of, sweetie?” I asked.
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