All in the Details

Gaku is pretty good about noticing little things. When he comes to my room he always takes a couple of minutes to look around and see if there’s anything different (anything he wants).

I usually wear a cross necklace and earrings that were Christmas presents from Tak. But the other day, I decided to wear a different necklace and earrings. When I picked Gaku up at daycare the first thing he said to me was, “マーミ、新しいネックレスですか?” (Mommy, you’re wearing a new necklace?) Then the next day I was wearing a ring that I haven’t worn for a while. He noticed that right away too and asked where his was. When I said he didn’t have one, he got mad and insisted he did. I think he was remembering that I let him wear that ring for a short time one day. He does have a skull ring that he got from Grandma and Grandpa, but that’s not what he was interested in.

It’s fun to go for walks with Gaku because he notices things that I might not see if I weren’t with him. It’s fun to look for things to point out to eachother: butterflies, cicadas, flowers, cats… It’s nice to stop and smell the roses!


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