Babysitting

January 14, 2009
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I walk up the stone sidewalk slowly and timid.
Walking in the door for the first time,
happy, excited, scared and nervous,
all emotions swirling in my head.

I am overwhelmed with emotion, fear, and joy.

Children crying as they fight over toys.
Children talking as they watch T.V.

Hearing the sound of a radio in the backround.
The mother talking on her phone as she heads out the door.

I go upstairs and see the baby asleep,
slightly moving, eyes closed, breathing softy
making soft and quiet baby noises.

Starts to cry and I pick her up,
soft skin and warm.

The warmth of the bottle soothes my hand.
The scent of baby food brings back memories.
I can taste it in my mouth.

As I feed her the sweet sound of sucking on the bottle
lets me know that I can do this.

Later I smell the scent that never goes away,
that of a dirty diaper.

She falls asleep in my arms and her head in my arm makes it start to tingle.

I lay her in her crib, it is a cheery wood with pink sheets and
as I turn away I take one last look back and feel proud.





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Tiffanie_marie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

I really like the image you give off! Keep writing(:

p.s. You should check out some of my work(:

 
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