Little Miss Natalie comes walking upstairs from the family room and throws her arms around me. Since it is 7 pm, I ask (hopefully): Are you tired, Sweetie?
LMN (smiling): No, I just want my Mommy!
Me: OH! I LOVE THAT!
We hug and I ask her: I have to take your big brother somewhere pretty soon, do you want to drive along?
A moment’s hesitation is followed by her leaning back to look me in the eye… I spot a TWINKLE
in her eye as she says, “NO! I’m not old enough to drive yet, Mom!”
Guffaws all around!