Voices on the Wind Voices on Relaxation
There's Nothing Like a Good Sandcastle by Kathryn Jacobs “Don't reassure me, Momma” (pulling back); “sometimes I just want normal.” Like today. But though she listens to me and we hug, mom says that normal changes. Mom means well; she always hugs me when she's worrying. But hugs don't help and so I have to say, “Mom, I don't want to talk about it.” Think. She's right though; normal changes. So I play my Dora the Explorer, and explain that I like Dora cause she always wins, and could I have a sandcastle at least, because she promised, someday – so we did. “Don't reassure me, Momma” (scoldingly); “sometimes I just want normal.” I back off. But though she listens to me and we hug, we both know normal changes. I mean well; it frets me when I feel her worrying. But hovering won't help; she has to say, “Mom, I don't want to talk about it.” Think. We both know normal changes. So she plays her Dora the Explorer, and explains that she likes Dora cause she always wins, and could she have a sandcastle at least, because I promised, someday – so we did.