i picked her up just before they let the monkeys out of third grade and off to the feeding trough. it is a zoo in there. as luck would have it, my main man was in line with his arms folded and his lips sealed just like he is supposed too. he is a rockstar in that line, but i did score not one but two kisses and a hug. anywhoven...i digress.
we, the nani and me, get into the car and go speed racing down 240. the sun was shining on us. we were chatting away about the birds and the fish and the sparkling water like you do when you are about to cross the thresh hold from little kid to big kid.
it was blissful. i don't say that lightly. i mean, i got warm all over. i smiled from here to there. i was head over heals in love for this being that she is. if this is who she is growing up to be, what did i have to be sad over? i was thinking how i really could spend every day talking to her like this...listening to her like this.
i could not contain it!! so i told her so. i told her i wish we could do this every day. and i meant it.
and you know what she came back with?
"i don't know all the things you know, so i need to keep going to school."
she thinks i know stuff! and she thinks it's important to know stuff too!
i can't get over this girl.