Molly’s tangled mop of curls shook as she pirouetted beside the car. She jumped and twirled, and I couldn’t help but smile. She bounced and leaped with outstretched arms and balanced on her toes. Another spin with fingers extended, and then off balance, and she landed in a heap on the floor.
Giggles erupted and Molly gazed up at me. She rocked onto her feet and the glinting wheel hub caught her eye as she leaned against it to stand. Her fingerprints faded as she gazed at her reflection. Her mirror image grinned back and her delighted laugh rang out.
“Mummy, look, boo-ti-full me!”
“Yes, sweetheart, you’re beautiful, always beautiful.” My smile crinkled my eyes and warmed my soul. Tears prickled as her innocent recognition of beauty and confidence far surpassed my own, and I hoped it would last her lifetime.
Enamour – verb: past participle: enamoured be filled with love for…
My first VisDare for Angela Goff in a while…go see the others, enjoy!
Great stuff, I’ve missed you writing these too 🙂
Thanks Laura, must write more flash! 🙂
Aaahhhhhh I’ve missed your sweet entries. Such a great snapshot of childhood innocence. 🙂
Thank you Angela…I really need to find time for these x