- That big breath before blowing out the birthday candles.
A bedtime routine for a baby doll. Pasghetti. Handburgers. And other perfectly imperfect mispronunciations. A 4-year-old wearing his Halloween costume to school in April. Conversations with imaginary friends. A big smile with only two bottom teeth. Flushed cheeks and damp hair after a nap. Waving "bye bye." But doing it backwards. Left shoe on the right foot, right shoe on the left. A book read out loud by a child who can't actually read. Songs sung in the bathroom. Closing one's eyes to disappear. The hand motions to "Itsy Bitsy Spider."And their innocence.