things we talk about on the way to school

03 Apr things we talk about on the way to school

The walk from our house to Bronwynn’s preschool is only about two blocks, but we take our time. I think it might be my favorite part of the day. As soon as we step out, she starts talking and doesn’t stop:

“Mommy, why is that garden dog barking so much?” (guard dog)
“Mommy, when we have vegetables at dinner, I just give it a tongue test and see if I’m allergic.”
“Mommy, today after school I think we should get married.”
“I love Ollie SO SO much. I want him to live with us forever and ever.”
“Mommy, I want to grow just a little bit bigger so I can ride my rollerskates. But not too big, because I don’t ever want to grow up.”
 “Mommy, when I go swimming, I am a mermaid. Not for pretend, but I really am one.”
“Can you take a picture of me with this rock? It’s so beautiful I want to see it forever.”

This is one of the greatest gifts my daughter gives to me. Her words are full of magic and possibility and innocence, and through them she allows me to reclaim my own spirit–the one that’s buried beneath decades of living life in a broken world. To a 4-year-old, everything is raw and fresh and showered in beams of light. Anything is possible.

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