When did you start spinning in circles without falling down?
And determine the highchair was an affront?
And that t-shirts without dogs would not do?
When did you decide that you could not leave the house without your necklace from Daddy?
And that Row-Row-Row Your Boat was the only song worth singing?
And that your trust in your sister was bigger than your fear of the ocean?
I was here with you
Every single day
I was with you and
I watched all of these things and yet
Somehow I still missed when
You grew out of a baby and
Into the little person who delighted in racing away.
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