Daily I am reminded of the fact that I really like little people. Not like adults of small stature or leprechauns, but little people. As in munchkins. Miniature adults.
Tonight it was Miss Eva. My friend's daughter. She's almost three and so freakin' cool. Smart and funny. Not to mention adorable.
So, why do I have trouble typing, let alone saying, what they really are? Ch- ch- children. Seriously. That hurt.
For as long as I can remember I've been a little uncomfortable with the idea of mother and child. The whole parasitic pregnancy deal. The entire concept has mortified me since I was about eight. I was full of questions.
Really?! It grows inside of you, mooching nutrients, until it's so big it has to bust out! From where?!
Oh no no no. Not okay. I just kept seeing that scene from Spaceballs where that alien pops out of that guy's chest, and does a little number right there on the counter.
Then there's nursing and changing and all that jazz. It pretty much all scares me stupid. Not to mention when they get older.
The thought of not being able to protect them from everything is probably the one that will stop me from being a mother. I just can't stand the thought of the things that happened to me happening to any little kid. Let alone one that I bring into this world.
This is why I'm amazed at the fact that I love the little tricycle motors so much. Seriously adore them! They're amazing little sponges, full of resilience and strength. I love to be around them.
They scare me half to death. Yet, I'm crazy amazed and inspired by them.