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how did i get stuck with you?

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Aug. 24th, 2008 | 01:45 pm
posted by: shannonmariah in badparents

Last night we borrowed Paula's truck to get Em a new bed. We were all crammed in the front, Emma in the middle with her little legs on either side of the gear shift. We stopped for a pee break, first Steve, then me. While Steve and Em were waiting in the truck for me to come out of the gas station, Steve was adjusting the towel on the seat Paula gave us before we left because she had spilled some coffee. Steve got the towel in place and Emma shoved it out of the way.

    "Why would you do that, Em?" Steve asked, a little frustrated.
    "Because I didn't want it on my side of the seat." She explained.
    "Well, it wasn't." Steve sighed as he laid out the towel again.
    Emma looked at him for a moment and said, "How did I get stuck with you?"

Yeah. Really. How did this whole business of us and her happen? It's wild. It was surreal as she buried her sleepy little head into my lap, trying to get comfortable on the drive home. This short body loves and trusts Steve and I to take care of her. To be there for her and direct her.  What a staggering gig.

God, I love her.

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like fine china

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from: martina_d
date: Aug. 24th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)

I love it! They say the funniest things. =)

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from: syrensix
date: Aug. 26th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)

This is sweet.
Being a parent is kind of mind boggeling. :)

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