Your tiny friend squeals with delight when we arrive,
you thwack the xylophone intently.
The swim teacher calls your name as you gaze up at spinning fish on the ceiling.
I file these memories away in case.
You play peekaboo, giggling;
you delight in grandparents’ arrival,
I am reassured.
I love you unconditionally,
ready to seek extra help if you need,
time will tell.