Nadia, my Granddaughter, who is almost 4 and 1/2 (she likes to think she is “older” and grown-up…so that 1/2 is important) stepped into her medical shoes last evening! After dinner, I went to lie down as my back was in horrible pain. Nadia came in to check on me. She asked where the “doctor stuff” was. We have a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff still in the house from when my Mom came home to live with us.
Nadia proceeded to the drawer and pulled out the stethoscope and carefully crawled on to the bed to listen to my heart. Her face became clouded, when she announced to me, “Nanny, I can’t hear your heart!”
I responded with equal surprise, and encouraged her by saying, “Perhaps you should go and check your Mom’s and your Aunt Lara’s heartbeats, to see if the stethoscope is working!” Off she went to the kitchen where they were in conversation.
She returned in a few minutes, announcing to me that their hearts were just fine and the stethoscope was working. So she listened for my heartbeat again. Then she confidently, and with a bit of caution, announced, “Nanny, I can only hear your heart a little bit because your heart is tired. You are tired from the monsters in your back.”
Then she listened to my legs. “Nanny, you have Princesses in your legs!”
Then she listened to my arms, “Nanny, you have ants in your arms!”
Then she said, “I have to go into the kitchen.”
Eventually she returned with a drawing that she had made for me several days ago and that was hanging on the proverbial refrigerator bulletin board. “Nanny,” spoke Nadia with intense eyes and orders for me, “You must keep this picture on your tummy ALL night, so that the monsters come out of your body, up and through this picture and go out the window! Then be careful and do not step on these monsters again when you go outside! The monsters in your back will go away!”
She also told me that the Princesses would battle with the monsters in my back and that the ants were the soldiers fighting for me as well!
What she didn’t say, but was said through her words and actions, was that she loved me. These love crystals helped relieve me of the monsters! Little Nadia understands life and what we need so much better than all of us!