Kayli, a petite and curious seven year old, was our first foster child. She had been with us for nearly a year. It was quite a struggle at first. But, we finally came to understand each other. I grew very fond of that little girl.
One afternoon, she watched intently while I put on lipstick as we were getting ready to leave the house. I decided to try a bolder, reddish color I seldom wore. After carefully applying it, I examined my reflection in the bathroom mirror. Hmm, not bad. I thought.
“Elizabeth,” Kayli said.
“Yeah, Kayli,” I said closing the tube of lipstick while still admiring the color.
“Are you trying to scare people?” Her face held the look of serious contemplation.
“Uh, no!” I took another look at my reflection, then wiped off the lipstick. “I was just trying it on.” The humor of the comment hit me hard and I broke out in laughter.
Kayli joined me with her own laughter then suddenly stopped laughing. Her eyebrows quickly furrowed.
“What’s so funny?”
“Oh, Kayli girl!” I said giving her a squeeze. “I appreciate your innocent sincerity!”
“Huh?” She said.
“You are just too cute!”
“Oh,” she smiled, then looked at her own reflection in the mirror.
~ Child’s name has been changed.
By ~ Elizabeth Yalian ©2013
5 responses to “Out Of The Mouth Of Babes”
Loving your writing. I’m nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Here’s a link to check it out: http://sheilamariegrimes.com/beautiful-blogger-award-4/
Thank you so much, Sheila. So thoughtful of you to consider my blog as one of the nominees! I wholeheartedly appreciate this wonderful way to encourage other bloggers, especially newbies like me. I will definitely have fun working on this but will need some time. I really admire your blog and the way you so creatively have chosen blogging as an outlet for your situation. I wish blogging was around years ago when I was desperate for an outlet myself. Blessings to you.
Hi there! I’ve been enjoying your blog since you commented on my A to Z Challenge, so I’ve nominated you for an award: http://rhondaerb.com/2013/04/09/holy-moly-i-got-an-award/
Thank you so much Rhonda. I also enjoy your blog. You have quite the humor and your blogs are very engaging. How very thoughtful of you to nominate me. This will be fun. Thank you for spelling it out so clearly for people like me who are very new to blogging. I had been nominated before but wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do. Thanks to you now I know. I will be working on this. Thanks again
My pleasure! Believe me, I need things spelled out, too. In fact, I think I did some nominations wrong and had to fix them real quick. One couldn’t be fixed because I’d already notified the nominee. Ugh. Oh well, no harm done, I suppose!
Take your time working on it. It is a bit more time consuming than I realized when I jumped on it! 🙂
Looking forward to yours, though!