The conversation I never knew about!! – until much later . . . . “Happy Birthday, Beloved!”
I knew there had to be some explanation, some reason why. But, I was kept in the dark. Probably they thought I couldn’t handle the truth. Probably they were right. But, I finally did hear the story of the conversation that they had. It went something like this, as I finally heard from the one who should have known:
I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
“Why?” my daughter asked.
“Because it’s been lying outside, you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty and probably has germs” I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, “Wow! How do you know all this stuff?”
“Uh,” I was thinking quickly, “All moms know this stuff. It’s on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Mommy.”
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. “OH…I get it!” she beamed, “So if you don’t pass the test, you have to be the daddy.”
“Exactly” I replied back with a big smile on my face and joy in my heart.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BELOVED – –
Your three daughters are the apples that fell really close to the tree!!