Published in Memory Makers Magazine, Celebration Gallery '07 issue
OK. So, it isn’t exactly grammatically correct. But we had waited so long for you to start talking, to say even one word – much less, to put TWO words together! So, when I heard you insist, “Me do! Me do!” as you tried to buckle your car seat, I decided then and there that it would go down in the annals of our family history as your very first sentence! Stretching it? Maybe. As the mommy, I reserve that right. Whether it truly qualified as “a sentence” or not is really unimportant. We were so proud of you, and of your new-found ability to communicate. For you, the pride in buckling yourself seemed far more important. It truly was a big day.