don’t fall in love with a man like your daddy

i whisper to my 2 year old daughter as i put her down to sleep for the night.  actually, i sing it.  over & over.  trying to weave a protective tapestry around her.  trying to keep her safe.  she isn’t talking yet.  not one bit.  so i don’t have to worry about her repeating my words.  i just want them to sink in on a subliminal level.

i lay next to her.  40 weeks pregnant with my fourth child.  i have made a lot of mistakes in my life.  protecting my daughter from falling in love with a man like the one i have made four children with…i don’t think that could be counted among my many fuck-ups.

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