I was telling Linnae that she should always love children and be kind to them when she is a grown-up. I repeated what my grandmother used to tell me, that ‘you haven’t been loved til you’ve been loved by a child’ and told her she should always remember that.

Linnae replied, exasperated, “You don’t need to tell me that. I already know ALL about love.”

I said, indulgently, “you do, do you?”

“Of course I do, I’ve been loved by you.”



Teaching moments

Me, pulling the curtains closed to block out the evening sun: “I’m sorry, Little Bug, I know it’s weird going to sleep when it’s still so light out…”

Owl: “No, Mom, what’s weird is you tooted and it smells SO BAD and I didn’t even HEAR it!”


Me: “ahhh, that’s called a ‘silent but deadly’.”