This is a conversation I had with my youngest daughter this past weekend.
“What day is it today?” she asked.
“Saturday.” I smiled and shouted WooHoo! in my head. “Which means school starts again in less than two days.” (They’d been off for two weeks for Fall Break.)
She gave me her best I’m-eight-so-I-know-everything expression, complete with a flat stare. “You’re just glad we won’t be home with you anymore. Then you can be all alone.”
Maybe a little. “No. I just need my schedule to feel normal again.”
“No, Mommy. You need to feel like your schedule is normal again. Your schedule isn’t alive, so it can’t feel anything.”
Seriously?! Holy crap. I’ve created a monster. Maybe I’ll make her one of my critters. ;)