ha! love this Dalloway :)second child?wishes, devika
Oh that's beautiful Emma how well you've written this experience, c'est magnifique and congrats x
beautiful and totally transparentps: i've ben to a 21st birthday and brought back enough photos to last a week of season creeping. hope u enjoy the next 7 days
Beautiful Emma. Uniquely yours. This one deserves to have its chance in print media.There's a tenderness, wonder, but also hint of regret.It's very hard for a woman's body to return to the taut youthfulness of her 16 year old self. One senses that the mother feels some, if not regret, then wistfulness at the thought that her sons first steps signal her own aging.
Love this. The connection between the two and the way it circles round and round.
Just great. (And by the way: Has anybody here been worried about his mothers' figure after his birth? No? But she has. For sure.)Best wishesRalf
brings back so many memories. they need to stay there, though- 4 kids is enough!!
Just grand! _m
many thanks folk.Yes Devika, 2nd kid... Im not planning to follow J.Andrew on this one (4 kids? phew!)
This is so lovely and touching!
...sensitive and real, feeling and open for further thoughts, a good one, thank you...Found your blog on haiku-pupil - and enjoy reading very much...
thanks for your kind words T and LadyArt
Beautiful and poignant. Lovely. Thank you.
I can only imagine how many moments there must be to capture when you raise children. Good one, the contrast between you and him.
It's easy to sense the passing of time in this one, time enough for a baby to walk, but not time enough to get a girlish shape again. There's never time enough for that.A good one.Adelaide
I identify with this so strongly. I had my youngest last January and it feels weird to have a "soft belly" as the cold winter approaches again and the then only imagined child is eating, talking, crawling, cruising, throwing stuff...wonderful...
Thanks for taking the time to write something.