Milestones and growing up Nat Kao

The distance that is 5 cm away

April 24, 2013
The distance that is 5 cm away
Is the distance that you can sometimes be comfortably away from me
Any farther than that
I’ll have to see you stomp your feet 
Show me a pitiful face
With hot tears rolling down your cheeks
 
This is the distance that is more than 5 cm away

This is the distance that is more than 5 cm away

And this is really pushing it...

And this is really pushing it…

The distance that is 5 cm away
Is the distance that you would never go
If you were given a choice
For you’d much prefer
To cuddle me tight 
Hold me close
Have me babywear you every single waking minute
 
So in order to keep you less than 5 cm away
I pee with you sitting on my lap (trust me, I have perfected this skill)
I bring you along on the bus to kindy with kor kor and jie jie
I walk you wearing you
I sleep hugging you tight
 
So that you know
Whenever I have to be more than the distance that is 5 cm away
It’s because I really 
Need to
Have to
Breathe 
Take a break
 
And not because 
I don’t want you closer 
Than the distance that is 5 cm away
 

Dedicated to Nat – the love of my life, my Glutinous Rice Ball

Nat with Mama

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2 Comments

  • Reply lyn lee April 24, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Ikwym… we treasure these moments since soon enough they’ll not even want to be 50cm awary from us. But it’s just as impt for us to take time off the stickiness, to maintain some balance and sanity. Jia You!

    • Reply MotherKao April 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      Oh yes, soon enough they won’t wanna be 50cm near us. Sob!

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