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Mae did this.  Wrote ‘Elep’ on a scrap of paper, taped it to a chopstick, and stuck it in a loaf pan.  That’s my crappy description of this very sweet scene.

Mae’s description goes like this: ‘This baby was just born, and I wrapped her up and gave her a bunny to snuggle with.  The sign is there to let everyone know she’s asleep.  So everyone has to be quiet.”

As a mother, I feel proud and amazed.

But as a Mother, I feel crazy and insecure about this scenario.  I start to ask questions in my head:  ‘Do I say shhhhhh quiet too much?  Do I care too much about the baby getting sleep that I overlook Mae’s needs?  Is she bored?  Do I spend enough time with her?  Is it wrong that I don’t buy baby doll accessories, leaving her to pretend puzzle pieces are baby food and an overturned step stool is a crib?’

As a practical Libra, I wonder why the baby’s eyes are open if the sign says asleep.  And I also wonder how the baby is supposed to snuggle with such a large rabbit.

And as a human being, I wonder why I can’t just get over myself and enjoy the fact that my little girl just made an adorable scene.


One Comment

  1. …or maybe she is brilliantly reviving homage to the career of Pele or to the Hawaiian Goddess herself….or maybe it just says quiet, asleep :0

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