What Little Behrs Know | One Year Portraits
Little Behr's don't know about hiding emotions or keeping secrets. They tell you everything they're feeling. "I AM HAAAPPY!"
Little Behr's don't know about L-lenses or savings or business investments or faster shutter speeds. But they do know about shiny, and they would like so much to touch what is shiny.
Little Behr's don't know about betrayal or broken promises or lies. Little Behr's do know that dada and mamma never ever drop him when he's swinging. He always wants to do it again.
Little Behr's don't know about calories or The Food Pyramid or BMI's or organic. Little Behr's do know about eating, though. They love eating. Eating is a joy to Little Behr's. However, they still aren't sure if leaves are good for eating. They'll have to decide later.
Little Behr's don't know about enemies or fake or disingenuous friends. They do know that Other Bear's are perfect for sneak attack hugs.
Little Behr's don't know about depression, heart-break or hate. They do know about being sad... and it is very sad when the doggie walks by and doesn't stop to say hello.
Little Behr's don't know about grammar, sentence structure, clever delivery or wit. But they do know about funny, and that NO one is funnier than dada.
Little Behr's don't know about jail, police men or law. But Little Behr's do know what "no" means, even if they pretend they don't.
Little Behr's don't know about comparison, self-conciousness, or not measuring up. They do have big ears, and they drool, and their hair grows un-evenly. And Little Behr's don't even know how handsome! And cute! And, just, beautiful! they are! They don't even know.
Little Behr's don't know about politics, or swear words, or judgmental Christian's, or car accidents, or terrorists, or homework, or stealing, or eternity. But Little Behr's do know that being alone in the night isn't as good as being held by mama. Come on, Little Behr's aren't stupid. They also know about teeth. And teeth hurt a lot. So don't tell me they don't get it.
Little Behr's don't know about productivity, to-do lists, failure, haters, bills or commutes. Little Behr's DO know about walking, though. Even though Little Behr's choose to fall over and crawl when they could walk all on their own. Sometimes Little Behr's just aren't ready for the next step. And that's okay... because Little Behr's won't get to crawl around forever.
Little Behr's don't know about a lot of things. But Little Behr's know a lot more than me, sometimes. They know about trust, living in the moment, not worrying about the future, smiling whenever, and the joy of almost everything - especially bath time.
Thanks for all you've taught me, Little Behr. I miss seeing you everyday. I miss hearing your "Oh wooow!" exclamations. I miss watching you do and try new things every single morning. But I love you, Little Behr. Happy 12 Months of life and living. Stay little as long as you can, okay? Love, Aunt Titi