"It's like deja vu, all over again." - Yogi Berra
I've talked with other moms about "maternal instinct." We've all felt it, when things get too quiet. When "something is not right" a' la Miss Clavelle.
Sometimes, it is just a whiff of a thought that becomes more obvious when circumstance prevails. Is it coincidence? Is it psychic ability? Or is it simply a manifestation of the terror and anxiety that guide us through parenthood??
Maybe it is just that experience teaches us about actions and consequences. But when we try and "save" our kids a little trouble, our good intentions mutate into self-fulfilling prophecy.
Can a suggestion really be THAT powerful? Maybe that little voice is simply the conjecture of Miss Clavelle's deep-seated irrational fear, trying to keep all those little girls in two straight lines.
Or maybe I shoulda been a nun.
3 months ago