(Belated) Photo TuesdaySeptember 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Lollipop, Photo Tuesday | 18 Comments
Tags: Children, Growing Up, Imagination, Life, Milestones, Motherhood, Relationships, Writing
My Lollipop is a child obsessed
with writing her name.
On white paper and construction paper,
on receipts and grocery lists and magazine covers.
In pencil and pen and markers called
Rain Drop Blue and Copper Penny.
I watch her concentrate on the letters,
the combination of sticks and circles and half-moons
that she knows belong only to her.
I watch my little girl writing and I see all the stories
in her mind just waiting to spill onto the page,
like the syrup for her waffles.
Her letters are beginner hieroglyphs,
each one carefully constructed to stand for
something big, something important: Identity.
Her identity. And each letter is a symbol, a sign,
not just of who she is and how much she has grown,
But of the life she will write for herself.
What milestones have meant as much to you as they have to your child? What’s made you realize that your child is charting her own life course — and that sometimes you’re just along for the ride? What’s your favorite marker color?
See more signs at Beth’s place on Thursday.