I’m nursing the baby and reading with my oldest daughter from Teach Your Child How to Read in 100 Lessons when my toddler starts to fall apart. She throws a crayon. She hits her big sister. She starts screeching.
“Use words,” I screech back.
More tears spill from her big, brown eyes, saying what words cannot. I need you, Mommy.
Later that same day we are cuddled next to one another. She places her hand on my cheek, a tender gesture that never fails to tug at my heart.
And then she uses her words very well. “Mommy, why do you yell at me when I ‘cwry’?”
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