Tonight Rylee & I were sitting at the table, finishing up our before-bedtime snack of berry yogurt smoothies... Carter had already finished his and had begun his nightly ritual of begging to watch Toy Story. (Fortunately he was begging from the hallway, and his plea had not become desperate... so I could postpone my "no" answer and his meltdown for now.)
It was quiet for a minute or so, and then Rylee turned to me and said,
I was quite surprised. It had come out of nowhere, and though Rylee does pretty well answering questions we ask her, she doesn't often initiate conversation.
So I asked her, "Best friend? Who is your best friend?"
With a yogurt-smoothie moustache, she replied,
I leaned over, gave her a kiss and told her I loved her.
Moments like these make everything worthwhile.
(Photo courtesy of David Lauritzen.)