I loved your guesses, but you are all wrong. Yes, Lily does have two loose teeth and this could very well be a picture of the thing that finally brings them out or God Forbid it could be her handy work with a knife. She is very capable, but that would result in me having to hide all of the knives in the house!
I have wanted to write this post, but I don’t think that I am very eloquent in my writing and I wanted to be for this post. If I wait for the day that happens nothing would ever be written. As it is I don’t even check my post before posting so there are usually a lot of misspellings and errors, but oh well, at least I get it done.
This picture is about the way that I see things and the way that Lily sees things. I was cutting apples for an apple pie and getting ready to throw the core away when I see these little sad eyes peeking over the counter. I tell her that I am making an apple pie even though I know she does not know what I am saying. (We try to constantly describe what we are doing so that she hears the language constantly. It is very tiring by the end of the day to say everything that you are doing but that is another post in itself.) She still looks at me with those sad eyes. I am trying so hard to read what she wants. I ask her, “What do you want Lily?” she points to the apple core. I think that she wants me to tell her what it is, so I say, “It is an apple core, we throw it in the trash.” She gets this horrified look on her face. I stand there a few seconds trying to figure out what is wrong and then it dawns on me (I am a little slow sometimes) she wants the apple core. So I give it to her. She gets a big smile on her face and starts eating it. She ate the thing until there were just seeds in her hand. She waited as I cut each apple and ate each core to the seeds. I had many thoughts going through my mind, How wasteful I am, How hungry was Lily at the orphanage? How often did she go to bed hungry? Is this why she always is watching to see who gets the biggest piece of anything? Is this why she practically grabs the food out of my hands when I give it to her?
I saw the apple core as trash and Lily saw it as an abundance of food. I always say we have so much to teach Lily but she also has so much to teach us.