6 AM Conversations

by Melanie Edwards on May 8, 2009 · 6 comments

in Baby Girl

“Where are we going mami?”

“Today’s a work day baby, so we have to get dressed so you can go to abuela’s house. Daddy has to go to work. Mommy too.”


“Why do we have to work? Well, so we can get money so we can buy food. And clothes.”

“So you can take care of me!”

“Yes, that’s right. So that we can take care of you.”


That is the conversation baby girl and I had at 6 am yesterday morning. Too early for anything more than a grumble from me, yet there we were discussing why we must work.

I was so proud of her, though.

She did not say “so you can buy me toys!” or something similar. Instead, she just wants to be cared for.

I love the simplicity of it all. Her mind can be so complex at times, yet also so simple in the most beautiful way.

I love that little girl.

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1 A Daily Dose of Toni May 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Aww that is great 🙂

2 Melanie (Modern Mami) May 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm

@A Daily Dose of Toni, Isn’t it though? 🙂

3 Catherine May 13, 2009 at 10:01 am

So sweet! Sometimes I wished we could all carry around cameras to record little moment like those. That way, when the going gets tough, we’ll know why we’re there. LOL

4 Melanie (Modern Mami) May 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm

@Catherine, That’s actually a really good idea. 😉

5 Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida May 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

A touching way to start the day! Our volunteers are often amazed that the nearly 200 children we serve on an average night are just like their kids; they just want to be kids and just want to be taken care of. Thanks for once again reminding us that ALL kids have very simple, but very profound, desires.

6 Melanie (Modern Mami) June 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm

@Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Thanks for sharing and reminding us that there are those less fortunate out there. Kids should not suffer.

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