One day was all it took
for her to realize she was big enough to do it herself.
She liked it.
One glimpse of spring
for mommy to see how much she's really grown.
She wants to do everything "they" do.
She says, "Here I stand up on this stump.
Come and kiss me 'fore a jump. . . hep me, momma."
I say, "There you stand on that stump alone'
I'll kiss and help you 'cause you'll soon be grown."
*deep sigh and tear*