Lucy really surprises us sometimes. And I KNOW I said I’d really cut back on sharing every little thing she says or does. But this was just too thoughtful not to share.
So Sunday is the day my mom and Lucy hang out together. But I texted them to see if I could tag along with them to the sprinkler park. When my mom told Lucy she said “oh god NO!!! I don’t want my mom to come she ruins everything cause she is so scared. I cant go on the monkey bars or climb up anything cause she freaks out”. My mom then tried to explain that I was just trying to be cautious but then Lucy asked her why I am so nervous about everything. And my mom said I was just born that way. She had to give me warm sponge baths as a baby because I was terrified of water. And screamed if strangers looked at me.
Lucy then said “well maybe something happened to her when she was in your stomach grandma, or when she was being born.” So thoughtful right? Especially since my birth was somewhat traumatic. My mom was in active, we’re talking 6cm+ labor for 48 hours. They were prepping her for a c-section when I had shifted and they decided to let her push. By the time I came out I was swollen and blue and had breathed in meconium. I then was rushed to the NICU where I lived with the tiny premature babies (which I guess was pretty funny looking since I was like 10lbs)
Not exactly the most gentle way to come into the world.
The craziest thing was that fairly recently I was hanging out with a child who seems to have some pretty quirky irrational fears of his own. Which I of course found ADORABLE!!!!! but I also found out that his birth was fairly similar. That his poor mother was in labor for a days. And she was about to have a c-section when he came out. And he wasn’t breathing either.
Maybe Lucy is on to something……..