Moments

Our lives, our memories are made up of little moments …

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Just as I was about to strap T in the car to go trick or treating with her friends last Monday, she bent forward and vomited all over her lovely La Muerte dress.  It looked like liquid chocolate on her black dress, which spilled into her orange pumpkin bag.  Her little friend who came over for a play date exclaimed “Oh T, you’ve got the bug now!”  And my little girl burst into tears, just as the afternoon was fading and the night was creeping in.

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It was our wedding anniversary last Sunday and in the car, on our way to Truro, I turned to my husband who was driving and said “Guess how much I love you?”  How much?  he asked, humouring me.  I replied “more than infinite!”.

At the corner of my eye, I saw the T’s facial expression change.  She was hurt.  The look of betrayal was all over her.  This is our thing.  Every night just as I tuck her in, we go through our dialogues:

“On the day you were born”.  She replies with “It was the happiest day of your life”.  Followed with a “Guess how much I love you?”  Her answer is always “More than infinite!”.

“You know I love you more than infinite too, just like your dad, right?”  I said to her as I reached out and held her hand in mine. She nodded her little head and the hurt was gone.

“She smiled and said with an ecstatic air: “It shines like a little diamond”,
“What does?”
“This moment. It is round, it hangs in empty space like a little diamond; I am eternal.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre, The Age of Reason

 

39 Comments

  1. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    Lovely to record the moments. Maybe not all wonderful moments, but that is life. Sorry T felt unwell. Usually that happens after the trick or treating. #wotw
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    • So true. It was actually a tummy bug running amok in T’s school. Most of her friends has had it and it was sadly, her turn. She’s fine now though 🙂

  2. The Reading Residence

    Poor T, I do hope she’s feeling better now? That’s rotten timing for her. Ah, that is so sweet – my kids tell me they love me to infinity, it is so lovely 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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    • I know and she was so looking forward to going trick or treating with her friends 🙁

  3. awww, what a shame about the sickness. My little man always tells me loves me more than all the way to Blackpool. When someone pointed out that wasn’t very far he replied, ‘I mean walking, step by step, that’s a long way!’ Bless him.
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    • That is so cute! And he is right you know, step by step… that is definitely a long way 😉

  4. Happy belated wedding anniversary! It sounds like such a sweet moment you all shared together. I hope the poor wee poppet is feeling much better xo

    • Thank you! Yes, she’s better and has been back in school since yesterday 🙂

  5. Kim Carberry

    Aww! Bless her! I’m glad she is feeling better now….What a rubbish Halloween.
    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Aww! Poor T. I’m happy the hurst only lasted a few seconds.
    #WotW
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  6. mummy here and there

    Oh no, what timing and poor girl, hope she feels better soon. Awww the car journey so sweet X #wotw

  7. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Poor little T – glad she is feeling better now though. Love the conversation about loving you more than infinity and glad that your reminder that you also love her more than infinity helped eased that moment of hurt. #WotW
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  8. Lauretta Wright

    From the mouths of babes eh? Quite literally! I’ve lost count of the amount of times my daughter has been sick in the car. We now carry am empty McDonalds drinks cup in our cup – just in case! It has already come to the rescue once before!
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  9. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    Oh dear, poor T. I hope she is feeling much better now. How lovely that she sees that little saying as yours and hers 🙂
    Happy belated wedding anniversary to you and the Historian by the way.
    Love the quote from the novel at the end x
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    • Yes, the tummy bug has been going around T’s school before half-term break. Sadly, T caught it at the end of the break.

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