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Miko turns 2 today! Instead of being a blubbering mess, I’ll just leave you with this quote from the book, Days of Awe.
The geometry of holding your growing daughter is a changing thing: she fits in your arms a certain way when she’s four, another when she’s six, unwieldy when she’s nine, and hardly at all when she’s almost twelve. Some nights when she’s sleeping, sprawled out like a starfish on her bed, I crawl in next to her, stealthily, taking up just the smallest sliver of mattress, to feel the ghost of the baby she used to be. Motherhood has reduced me to such a pathetic creature that I don’t even care how pathetic I am.
- Lauren Fox, Days of Awe
Happy Birthday, Miko. I’ve loved being your pathetic mom.