Thursday, November 8, 2007

Abbie: The Butterfly Who Can't Fly

This goes along with the photo I posted yesterday for Wordless Wednesday. I was working on some burp cloths, and Abbie grabbed my pattern (a rounded hourglass shape), held it up to her back and said "Butterfly!" So, I took some scrap posterboard I had, cut some wings out, had her color them, and then used yard to tie them to her back. She was SO thrilled, as she ran out of the room. A couple minutes later, a VERY sad Abbie came shuffling back in, with tears in her eyes. I asked her what was wrong. She said in the saddest little voice "Mommy, I can't fwy". So, I showed her how to flap her arms, and she just looked at me and sighed. She pointed to the window and said "Abbie go sky. I can't do it." The poor thing thought that her 90-second makeshift butterfly wings would let her fly up to the sky, and was absolutely heartbroken that they couldn't. I was *this* close to all-out bawling, because she was just so disappointed. So, I did the only thing I could do: scooped her up and ran around the house, letting her "fly" and fortunately that made everything okay again.

6 comments:

Myla said...

She looks adorable with her butterfly wings. It reminds me of my own Mama. She would always use her creativity to make us these amazing things. Even if it meant stopping what she was working on. I think flying in your mother's arms is the best thing.

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Renee said...

Omagosh That nearly made me cry! It's so sweet all the wonderful things little kids believe, but so sad that reality has to crush them. :(

-Renee! (heyrenee from flickr.)

Valley Girl said...

Awwwwwwwww!!!! Too cute! Kids are so precious!

Jen said...

awww! that really is heartbreaking. what a sweet story, though.

Meredith said...

Very sweet- are they coming along with you this Saturday? If not I will have to come up and see them.

Elaine said...

That story is priceless :)