Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Well that's it, I crossed the so dreaded bridge...
Today I picked up Zoé at her French preschool and this little girl came up to me:
"Zoé's mom, why does Zoé always have her mouth open?" (She mimicked Zoé's mouth)
I couldn't think of anything to say but: "because she likes it..." I then pecked Zoé's cheek to show her that everything was all right. Was she aware of anything odd? Did she think, mom you are lying. I guess I'll have to think of other things to say, but as I was caught in the moment that's all I could think of.
If you readers have any ideas of how I should handle it, please let me know. I need help.
I know I will always be faced with questions.
Some of you may know that Zoé wore a helmet for 15 months, from 6 month onwards and I used to have the cutest comments from kids along the way:
"I love babies with helmets"
"Does she skate?"
and when asked why she wore a helmet, I once replied "Because she wants to be an astronaut."
I guess with the "tent or fish mouth" as it is called in "medical terms", I should say because Zoé will do an ad for lipstick! Only a French girl can pull this one off...
So tonight I wandered on the webpages of Myotonic.Com and I can say that all her friends share those lips.
I guess none of us question them any more.
David did mention that last night (and I remember it precisely) while we were trick or treating, a 6-month old baby grinned at my flashing light wizard hat...I will never get that grin, let alone that smile.
But I will get the twinkle in the eye and the sweetness of her warm hugs.