Wednesday, February 10, 2010

These Last Few Days (It Was Either I Write This Post Or Keep Her In My Pocket Like George)

We lean into the evenings now, longer, later.

Monday, 6:45pm:
Not 24 hours go by, sick from the boy at the playground, I am sure. He wore no shoes and a thin tee-shirt, sneezing all over the fiberglass turtle as he climbed. Every day, the light of the universe shifted.

Tuesday, 6:02pm
When she is sick she is still, and so I stare at her on the couch because I can. Sometimes it is like holding my breath underwater, how I flail my hands to keep me there. Exhale so that I may sink, it is so peaceful, this place behind her eyes full of everything.

19 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

oh so fucking annoyed.
this happens i know. my own is sick at the moment probably from the little boy with a constant runny nose who likes to randomly eat her face at school. i've seen it. it's like watching an old man gum a piece of meat. i witnessed it the first time in from of said boy's mother who cocked her head to the side with casual impatience and a giggle.."caaade...what are you doing?" ha ha isn't he so weird and cute she was thinking. um...am i taking crazy pills??? thought me.

Kendra plus 2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos.

mosey along said...

Poor little pumpkin. I know those red eyes well. Although even in sickness, she is still rose-bud lipped long-lashed perfection.

Hope it passes quickly...

TheCloser28 said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful!! I cried when I read about how you became pregnant and your husband was so shocked it was a girl! I have never really looked forward to the thought of having my own daughter one day until I read it. Maybe it was my PMS or the stress of the oncoming bar exam, but your writing is phenomenal & so real. Anyway, thank you for providing me with wonderful study breaks.

krista said...

she is so beautiful it makes my heart hurt a little bit.

beachbungalow8 said...

poor sweet girl. She looks like she doesn't feel well at all.

AppleTree said...

Doll baby feel better soon.

topsyturvydays said...

Poor sweet girl. Beautiful words and photos.

Anita Davis said...

channeling my nana,
i would take her little hand in both of mine, pat it and say, "little angel, bless your heart..."
so sad to see those sweet glassy eyes and flushed cheeks -- feel better soon!!

Cindy said...

Poor little honker. She looks like her head is hot. :(

When my little guy is sick, it's the same combination of sad/adorable.

xo

Simply Mel said...

A glossied eyed beauty even when she is still....
Little bastard boy, or parents rather, why don't they keep them at home!?!?

Court said...

She is so beautiful! Adorable! I would just squeeze her and squeeze her! How freakin cute!

Hope she feels better soon ;)

Geli said...

Oh no!! There is nothing worse than having a sick child, isn't there? It tears you apart seeing your child in pain and when those bubbly talkative personalities become all quiet and withdrawn and aching. I hope that adorable little Petunia face is feeling better in no time.

Abby said...

so sorry zoey is sick, but my gosh does she make me want to go have babies like right now. what a dream she is soooo angelic. i hope she starts to feel better real soon.

Petunia Face said...

I love you all with your sweet comments... I almost want to kiss your eyes like I do Zoey's.

Wait--that was kinda' creepy, wasn't it?

Cindy said...

It's okay, I think I've come to expect the occasional "creepy" from you. Plus, I'd probably let you do it. tee hee

xo

Michelle M in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
I do hope & pray little Zoey feels better soon. There is nothing worse than when they are feeling bad. Makes you just want to scoop them up & hold them forever. Hoping she will be up & running in no time. Take care of her and you!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

I have been sick for the past few days and it is not fun. Poor little one, hope she feels better soon.

Cathi said...

Poor Zoey....I hope she feels better soon! She is so precious!