Tuesday, August 8, 2017
I am beautiful and I am not old :)
Some highlights from the last few weeks:
Swimming with beloved Wolf in my favourite part of our country, in the crystal clear lake.
Today, when going for a walk, Wolf found wounded little hedgehog. He was stuck in hot sun, on the road, so I took him with me to my vegetables garden and put him in the shadows, together with water and food. When I returned home it was gone... I was so happy! I hope it gets well soon (I think it will, it was very vivid).
And here is the cutest story possible. I was walking to the library when I saw a young mother with two little daughters, twins, aged around two. As I was passing by one of the girls said something to her mother and pointed at me. I didn't really hear well, but then a mother repeated after a child: "Yes, the aunt is beautiful." I smiled at the baby, thanked her and returned the compliment. (a note: a lot of times with young children they use word aunt instead of Ms./Lady/woman). Perhaps the child only liked my white dress with flower ornament. But since she was looking directly into my eyes I prefer to think that she liked my smile. Her comment made my week. Because I know that only few years back I could not smile to any child and now I can. It feels good.
Another kids' story. The other day I took three kids to the swimming pool. Cousin's daughter is now eight and as I was in my swimming suits she was observing me. And she asked: "Klara, are you pregnant?" (a note: yes, I should do push-ups more often then twice per year).
"No, I am not."
"But don't you want to give birth to a baby?????"
"Well, I am just too old to have a baby now."
The child remained speechless. For the very first time she heard that there is such a thing as being too old for having a baby.
The niece who is 9 said nothing. She just listened.
But the cutest was the girl's little brother, aged 5. He asked with disbelief: "So Klara, you are old???". For him - his granny is old. And his great-grandmother is old. And I am not :)