My daughter told me a secret this morning.
She whispered it.
In my ear.
It didn’t make a whole lot of sense.
But that wasn’t the point.
She cupped her hands, put them around my ear, placed her mouth between them and whispered.
About a year ago, Brooke told me that she was going to tell me a secret. I bent down and leaned in close. She put her cheek next to mine. I waited.
I eventually asked if she had something to tell me. She said, ‘Yes, a secret.’ So I waited some more.
And then she walked away.
About six months ago, Brooke told me that she was going to tell me a secret. I bent down and leaned in close. I cupped my hands around my ear and told her to say the secret into my hands.
She put her ear on them too. And we both waited.
Just like that. Ear to ear.
Last week, Brooke told Katie that she was going to tell her a secret. She leaned in close, put her ear on top of Katie’s ear and said to the space in front of both of them, ‘I love you.’
This morning, Brooke said, ‘I’m going to tell you a secret’.
I bent down and leaned in close. She cupped her hands over my ear. I said, ‘Now put your mouth on your hands and say the secret INTO my hear so that I’ll hear it.’
(right into my ear!)
‘Dad would tell me if I like shosojas.’
No idea what that means.
Don’t know what shosojas are.
p.s. Don’t tell.
Ed note .. Those of you on Diary’s Facebook page might recognize the picture above from this past Monday night. Even though Katie’s not actually telling Brooke a secret in the picture, I thought it was too perfect not to use for this post. For those who missed the Facebook post, here’s what’s actually happening in the photo …
After our trip to the fabric store, we decided to attempt a spontaneous dinner out. (I guess all the talk of superheroes had me feeling momentarily bulletproof). It was a familiar place for Brooke, but that wasn’t enough to counterbalance the fact that we didn’t have her iPod with us. Dinner was quickly descending into a nightmare, and without Luau along, I wasn’t sure just how to escape. Until Katie asked to switch places with me.
Without a word to me, she told Brooke she was going to BE her iPod. In the photo, Katie is singing Godspell songs into her sister’s ear.
As I posted on Facebook that night, ‘Looks like there’s more than one superhero around here.’
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