In the car on the way to school after a perfectly nice morning:
DD: "Mommy, who picked me?"
Me: "Mommy and Daddy picked you, and you picked us. We're the luckiest parents ever"
DD, after a thoughtful pause: "But I wanted to pick someone else"
Me, after not crying: "Hm. Think you'd like some different parents, huh?"
DD: "Yes. I wanted to pick someone else".
Me: "Well, I can talk to Miss Erica [school director] and see if any other parents would like to borrow you for a while".
DD: "Mm. Yup"
**Knife through heart**
Our neighbor's dog passed away this week. He was an awesome dog. DD is wrapping her little mind around al this.
Me: Yes, lovey?
DD: Mama, I can feel Willy inside me.
Me: That's because you love him.
DD: Can you, Mama?
Me: Yup, DD. Mother Nature is in all of us, and she brought Willy back home to be with her.
DD: I love him.