A gummy smile and the yarping noises showed she did.
‘Time for your nap, but I’ll change you first.’
She put the soiled nappy in the bin and sat on the bed. This was not what she expected, or wanted, from life.
Fingers tugged at her sleeve.
‘I hadn’t forgotten.’ Janice patted the hand and sang a song from her own childhood.
Then she wiped her eyes. And kissed the sleeping face of her mother.