So I spent the last weekend with my nieces in Corte Madera (one of the many perks to working in San Francisco is spending more time with the lovely Hannah, Madison [and now baby Charlotte!])
As we passed a Halloween owl decoration in the house, Madison (the precocious middle child with a cuddly disposition and a smile that could melt the heart of Sauron, The Grinch, Professor Snape, and probably any green-skinned monster wearing a helmet made of spikes) announced:
"Aunt Al! Look! A Halloween owl! And you like both Halloween AND owls!"
I was floored.
My my. How "noticey" of her.
I promptly did what any sensible adult on the verge of a cuteness-diabetic-coma would do-- I responded by getting out my video camera:
"What else does Aunt Al like?"
Supposing, naturally, that her response would be
But instead, allllll thiiiiiis came out...
Kids sure do say the darndest things... (crazy things-- like "Avant Garde" and "Danny Kaye")
[* taps arm, injects insulin*]