I know I've said this about a million times before, but I just love watching Millie grow up and develop interests, and I never stop imagining what she might be like someday. What she'll be passionate about. What will fire her up. What she'll hate.
What a privilege it is to watch her grow. I'll never stop being thankful.
At any rate, over the weekend I caught a glimpse of some of her recent passions- the kind that translated easily (in my imagination) from baby passions to possible later grown-up interests. It was like a little glimpse into the future- and I must say, I liked what I saw.
Millie, it seems, is going to be a freedom fighter. (But hopefully not the kind that gets involved with scary paramilitary groups.) This girl does not stand for oppression.
Set the captives free!!!!, she says. I'll help!
Of course, her world is a little bit limited right now. So oppression and captivity is all relative. Even still: she won't stand for it.
Especially not on her turf.
|JAMMIES!!! Why are you guys all stuffed in a drawer?? JAMMIES ARE MEANT TO BE FREE!!|
|Jammies, I have rescued you from your turquoise prison.|
|JAMMIES!!! I SAID YOU ARE FREE!! WHY DON'T YOU AT LEAST ACT GRATEFUL OR SOMETHING??!|
|Kleenexes!!!! Never again shall you all be smooshed into that tiny, oppressive package!!|
|I have freed you, and now I shall kiss each one of you. Then maybe you won't try to do something awful like wipe my boogies away later...|
I mean, on the one hand, it's silly to project intentions and causes onto a baby like this. But on the other hand, it's a lot more fun than just being irritated by a mess of pajamas and tissues...so, I choose projection. Besides, you never know. I would be proud for Millie to grow up into someone passionate about bringing freedom to captives. Someone who stands up for what is right.
|Did someone say 'stand up'??|