Today Emily was swinging a yoyo around and whacked herself in the face with it. It hit her lip and she immediately informed me of he owie. I came up to her and hugged her and she asked me to kiss it for her. She whimpered but went on to play. She seemed aware of her sore lip as she played. I asked her if it hurt. She then ran to me, brushed the hair out of my face and said, “Mommy got owies too. Here on lip.” she put her finger on my lip and kissed it and said, “it’s better. Love you.” and then gave me a big hug.
She projected her sore lip onto me. But I tell you, watching her play the mommy meant everything to me.