Mmm Simple

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Emmeline is a little over a year old and she’s been walking for almost 2 months and, is beginning slowly to explore her running abilities. Together we explore our world 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and have since she was 2 1/2  months. A child this age has so much to remind us of what we’ve forgotten, in how they touch, taste and smell their way within their physical world. They don’t yet become lost in the mind of thoughts – and instead are extremely aware of their ability to touch, and touch, lol, and touch. We were having some lunch of chicken noodle O’s, and she was curiously touching and examining the spoon, and gently tapping it on the side of the bowl. 

She really wanted to stick her hands in the middle of the bowl and scoop a handful but, that wasn’t being allowed. She was persistent in her attempts as she remained quietly patient and even mimicked the chuckles she heard of this adult person who was avoiding her efforts by moving the bowl away at just the right moment. Our eyes would meet as the bowl was moved and finally, there was a slight frown growing on her forehead right between her eyes.

It was upon seeing the distorted physical expression showing itself upon her face – in that precise moment, the bowl stopped moving away from her and she didn’t miss a breath as she scooped up a huge handful of noodle O’s, looked at them ever so dearly – even offered to share a bite, and then, slowly crammed them into her mouth as her tongue assisted her fingers to complete her pleasure. She closed her eyes briefly, then opened them, and as our eyes met she put her finger up to show one noodle O left on it, so as to share, as she muttered in complete joy, Mmm…

Together, we scooped some more, with both our hands… 

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