mayor of the world
Mia, age 7, is currently a child who wants things. Laying in bed tonight she said she wants a girl's bow and arrow to which I responded with a tirade about the evils of gender-based, Chinese-made, toxic crap and what toys used to be like when I was a kid. She listened for a minute and said, "you should be da mayor. of the WORLD." I chuckled and she continued with utter sincerity, "yah, you should be the mayor of the world so you can make all of the rules." We then laid in silence with our arms around each other until she felt asleep. I know these days are numbered but, God, sometimes it feels good to have them right here by our sides.