The other day, Ms. Kaz was looking at some video footage we took of my daughter’s First Birthday. “It doesn’t seem that long ago,” my wife said. It was a year and a half (actually, 19 months) ago.
In some ways, it doesn’t seem that long ago. But sometimes I look at old pictures of her, and I cannot remember her ever looking that way. She is growing up so fast.
I just didn’t realize how fast until the other day in the car. Ms. Kaz was driving, and I was sitting in the back with my daughter. I can’t remember exactly how we got to talking about it, but I began to tell her about all the boo-boos I got, “when I was a little kid.”
When my daughter got her Big Girl Bed a couple weeks back, she decided to christen it the first morning with her face, and so she had a scab near her eye for a week or so. I was telling her about how I got a boo-boo near my eye … “when I was a little kid.” And how I got one near my other eye. And on my forehead. And on my chin. “When I was a little kid.”
After a few minutes, my daughter said to me, “I got a boo-boo once, too, when I was a little kid!”
“Oh, yeah?” I chuckled, “I’m surprised you remember – that was so long ago!”
Thank goodness my daughter hasn’t grasped the concept of sarcasm yet.