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Daddy Doesn't Live With Me Anymore
By Diana S. Young
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Chapter OneWhen I was a very little girl, my Mommy and Daddy would take me for walks in my stroller or we would go on picnics at the park and take my puppy too. We had so much fun together!
Mommy worked at the airport where big planes would fly over my head and then land in front of me. Sometimes Mommy and Daddy and me would drive in the car to take Mommy to work.
Daddy and I would stay and watch the airplanes until I fell asleep in my car seat and then I would wake up in my bed at home! We all hugged and laughed a lot at my house.
I was happy there with Mommy, Daddy and my puppy dog. We had lots of fun together and we played fun games together too!
When I got older and could walk all around by myself, Mommy started taking me to play at Miss Sandy's house and told me she had to go to work. Daddy didn't stay at my house very much. He said he was very busy and had to go to work too.
I liked Miss Sandy very much because we played games together like hide-and-go-seek. We would sing songs together, read books and draw pictures.
When the sun was bright and shiny, Miss Sandy and I would go for walks together and look for the squirrels and birds hiding in trees. On rainy days, we would just sit in the big rocking chair and she would sing to me while we rocked and watched birds outside the window. Some times we would see a deer playing in the backyard too. We had lots of fun together but I still missed playtime with my Daddy.
Some times Daddy would pick me up from Miss Sandy's house. Some times my Grammy would pick me up but mostly, Mommy always came to get me.
We would drive home in our car and Mommy would get out my stool so I could help fix dinner. I really like to help Mommy. I got to stir in a special bowl with a special spoon and some times I got to play in the sink in the water too. We would eat together and talk about the fun things we would do together on Saturday. I didn't know what Saturday was but it always sounded like fun!
After dinner and when Mommy was cleaning off the table, I would look and look for my Daddy and my puppy all over the house but I couldn't find where they were hiding.
One day, Mommy packed up my bed and my toys and we moved to my Grammy and Grampy's house. Mommy sleeps in her bed and I sleep in my bed but we get to stay together in the same room. It's fun sharing my room with my Mommy!
I really like living with my Grammy and Grampy because we play together and I get all the hugs and kisses I want! Now I stand on my step stool and help my Grammy fix dinner.
Some times Mommy drives me in the car to go see my Daddy. I don't understand why he doesn't live with me and Mommy at Grammy and Grampy's house but it's okay because I still see him and we still play horsey together and go to the park to blow bubbles and slide down the slide. I get to talk to Daddy on the phone too. He calls for me and I like to hear him talk but I don't say much! He tells me it's okay if I don't talk much but I still like to listen to him.
Mommy and Daddy used to yell at each other a lot. I got scared and would cry. Now I'm not scared because Mommy and Daddy don't yell and we play together and I just have fun!
Daddy doesn't live with me anymore but it's okay. I still love him and I know he loves me too!
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Their resiliency, fortitude and ability to love even in the most difficult of situations are lessons for adults to learn." Author Unknown.
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