Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Secret

Katie often comes to me, hands cupped around her mouth and a gleam in her eye, to tell me a "secret."

Most of the time, her "secret" is to tell me that she has to use the bathroom.

Why this warrants more elusiveness and secrecy than a CIA mission, I can't say. Only she knows and I figure that one day, she'll let me in on her need to whisper "I have to go to the bathroom" in my ear exactly 6 times a day.

Today she comes at me, still wearing her soccer cleats from her earlier game, hands grubby, hair falling out of her ponytail, cheeks flushed from all of the activity (she is a sight - and I can't help but beam with pride at how she is becoming her own person, complete with opinions that actually make sense). She raises her hands to her face and I know what is coming next.

"Do you have a secret?" I ask.

Her nod is her answer and she's bursting, on the edge of a total gigglefest.

She leans into me, cackling, burying her face into my side. She pushes my hair away from my ear, barely able to contain her secret a second longer.

"What is it bug?"

"When we go to Grandpa Buddy's . . . " she trails off, like she can't believe what she is about to tell me.

". . . we stay up all night and drink soda!"

Her eyes are wild with sharing this most important news with me and off she runs to tell someone else.

Well, that certainly beats telling me she has to use the can, doesn't it?

This girl, I can't believe she is mine.

15 comments:

The Mrs. said...

That is better then hearing about having to go to the bathroom!

My little one love secrets... of course theirs are usually about whatever he just picked out of his nose. I guess there is no accounting for taste.

Susan said...

That is adorable! Little kid secrets are certainly unique.

Debbie said...

Just out blog hopping. Cute story. Love those little secrets. I had forgotten the sweetness of that with their little warm hands cupped on your ears. Thanks for reminding me!

painted maypole said...

cute! and it makes me wonder how long "all night" is. ;)

GoteeMan said...

she is completely adorable....

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

flutter said...

she is a doll.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Awwww, I want one.

Just kidding, I'll enjoy looking at pictures of you. I love athletic girls with big brothers--I wonder why?

Kyla said...

She is so cute!!

I love the giggling secret.

Cassie said...

She's adorable! What a great secret, too. I guess they were wrong, what happens at the grandparents house doesn't always stay there :)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I hope Grandpa Buddy isn't in trouble!

Keli said...

HaHaHa...Grandpa may be in trouble! So cute!

Jen Rouse said...

That is just too, too sweet.

My 2-year-old loves to do that too, but hasn't yet grasped that the secret should contain actual words. She just whispers very quiet gibberish and then laughs her head off.

Ann(ie) said...

She is so seriously adorable!

Every Day Goddess said...

I love the secrets! So cute!! Also love the soccer picture, soccer players rule at my house!!

Kimmylyn said...

Adorable.. the warm and fuzziess is what it is all about..