Just Write {64}

December 3, 2012

She follows me, still.

I came from the bathroom, to find her waiting in my bedroom. I was wrapped in a towel and dripping a little from the shower. She pointed and laughed. She does that when I have wet hair. At least that’s what I tell myself she’s laughing about.

I pulled open the drawer with bras and dug around, wondering when I’ll ever purchase a post-breastfeeding one that actually fits me. Elsie was putting on my shoes and clomping on the hardwood floor, trying to not be a falling-over toddler even though she is one.

I dropped the towel and suddenly she was by my side, back to just the footies of her pajamas and she was pointing but not laughing. She pointed to her mouth and pointed back at me, like she suddenly remembered breastfeeding. She, the one who decided to be done all in one grand statement in one moment on one day when I was not ready but she was. Now there she was looking inquisitively and opening her mouth like I could give her a drink. These sagging empty vessels are certainly incapable and so I was about to move even faster to cover them and trying to think what to say and then she said it,

All gone.

Aw gone.

Yes, that’s right. All gone. No more milk. Do you want to go get a drink of water?

Oh yeah. She said that like this was a very exciting plan, and then she spun around and went out the door on tippy toes, as if wearing heels.


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