The little Princess refused to put candles on her birthday cake last year. She refused to turn five. We couldn’t understand why she didn’t want to get older. Her sisters are always in a hurry, counting the years until they are teenagers. Not my little one. She wants to be forever young.
It’s my fault. I’ve been doing something awful. For years.
Sometimes, when she climbs onto my lap and snuggles up sweetly I hug her tight and say, “Will you stay my little girl forever?”
Shame on me. I didn’t realize the impact of my words. I just love her so much. She decided (as she told her big sister recently) that she was never going to grow up because being my little girl “makes mommy happy.”
She was willing to sacrifice growing up for me.
I assured her that she will always be my baby, even when she’s older. She is not completely convinced. She has agreed to turn six this year without a fight, but “no older than that.”
She amazes me with her thoughtfulness. I do wish she could stay little forever, but I’m looking forward to her growing up (slowly) and becoming my sweet friend.
And now, because I cannot get this song out of head, here is Forever Young by Alphaville:
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