Last night the temp got really cold like into the 30s but I am determined to not turn on my heat until at least Dec because today the high was in the high 60s or low 70s. So I put on an extra blanket and turned on a space heater for the night. G and I were heading to bed and she said, "We are starvin'. It is so cold. Mama are you gonna put on socks? My feet are starvin'. I am so starvin'." It took me a minute for the phrase to register and she then looked at me and said, "Mama, are you starvin'?"
In that moment my heart filled up with protectiveness for her over her mistake of words. I can't explain it but at that moment I wanted freezin' and starvin' to be the same. I told her that I was "freezin'" and she repeated "freezin'" back to me. As we were settled, quiet and lying in the dark I said, "G, I love you so much." She said, "Mama, why you said that?" I just told her that I did, and I said it because it was true!
So, is any body else out there "starvin'?"