Making Connections

Perhaps one of my greatest thrills as a mom is seeing my daughter understand something for the first time.

Last night, she reached up and pulled at a few strands of her hair, so I did the same thing with my hair. I swear I could see her understand for the first time that what she was touching on her own head was the same thing she's seen on mine these past 11 months.

"Yes," I said, "that's your hair."

She smiled and pulled at her hair again.

"That's your hair," I repeated.

For the rest of the night, every now and then I'd say, "Nicole, where's your hair?"

She'd respond by touching her head each time.

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