A conversation with Cami today:
Me: Okay, Cami, one more minute then we have to get out and get dressed.
Me (in response to the frowning harrumphing face that looked at me around the shower curtain): If we don’t get dressed, we can’t go see Erik. Or Aunt Betsy.
Cami: It doesn’t sound right without Fidg. (She’s said that many times since Wednesday evening.)
Cami (after a pause where I could see the processing happening behind her eyes):
It sounds really lonely without Fidg.
Me: Just imagine how Erik must feel.
Cami: Yeah---it must be lonely to not have any brothers or sisters to play with.
Cami (after another thoughtful pause):
But I’m kind of like Erik’s sister. Maybe I could be someone he plays with. Then maybe he won’t feel so lonely.
We’re taking the next step.