Thursday, August 03, 2006

Loss of Innocence

Yesterday, Emily came running into the house, screaming and crying.

I went into immediate mommy-panic mode, "OH NO--WHAT HAPPENED? ARE YOU OK? WHAT'S WRONG?!"

She hiccuped and sobbed, "Mommy, there was a bee, and she wanted to be on my play structure, so I picked her up to put her on it, and she STUNG me!"

It wasn't the sting that hurt, it was the betrayal.

My poor little thing...what a rough way to learn about the world.