Thursday, March 13, 2008

fully alive

yesterday was meg's 8th birthday, and all she wanted in the whole world was a certain doll. this surprised me, cause she's not much of a doll girl, but it's easy enough to make that dream come true, so my mom bought it for her, and i bought it some clothes, and she was delighted! she opened her presents at a restaurant last night, and people at neighboring tables were smiling at her pure delight.

now this morning, her new doll, 'daniella', came to breakfast. apparently, she had a rough night. meg told me she (daniella) woke up with a fever and had to come sleep in meg's bed. then she shared her waffles with d. and when it came time to leave for school, brought her down with a tiny book and asked if she (daniella) could spend the day with me, so she wouldn't be lonely upstairs. of course, i said yes. so daniella is sitting on a chair in the living room, "reading". i overheard meg tell her that she could ask me if there were any hard words in her book, but then meg turned to me and said, 'but she's a very good reader, so you shouldn't have a problem'. all this with dead faced seriousness.

it's been a long time since meg's imagination so consumed her, i love it! i remember being young and thinking my stuffed animals had feelings... so i will take good care of daniella today. maybe i'll make her a sandwich to have with me at lunch time...

5 comments:

Annie said...

Awesome!

Sabrina said...

Too cute!
Its been a long time since I've seen such delight on someone's face. It was joyous to watch Meg open her presents.

Vincent said...

Um... as long as you're making sandwiches... do you think that you could make one for me?

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Marilyn said...

Never Never Never kill that imagination. All I have to say.