Looking at a glass, darkly

My six year old daughter is staring down her glass of cranberry juice when I walk into the kitchen.  Ever since she had pyelonephritis as a toddler, I crack open a bottle of the good stuff at the first sign of a UTI.

The cold juice I poured a while ago is now tepid and still she sits before it.  She’s talking to herself, but it’s loud enough that I overhear.  “You would think I would like it,” she says, regarding the glass. “After all, it’s pink!”

Then, after a moment’s reflection, “But it’s dark pink.”

She warms to the topic now. “Evil pink.  TOXIC pink.”

Her voice lowers to a whisper, for effect. “Treacherous pink.”

Then she sighs heavily, shrugs, and bottoms up.

Drama is in this lady’s past, present and future.



About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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4 Responses to Looking at a glass, darkly

  1. This is so Caitlyn! I can just picture this and her. I miss all of you so much!
    Love to all,
    Grandma Mac


  2. Anita Fairbanks says:

    She’s hilarious.


  3. katrina says:

    A novelist in the making


  4. Marlene says:

    Haha…love the things kids say. She is such a fun personality!


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