Sometimes, in the middle of the hub bub of our evenings, Punkin pulls me aside and tentatively asks, "Mom, can we have a few minutes to talk about stuff tonight after you put the littles in bed?" How can I say no to that request?
Tonight, there were questions about marriage (why do some people get divorced?), family members who have passed on, our family dynamics, etc. We talked about so many things, moving from topic to topic effortlessly. Before I knew it, it was already 9:00pm, and it was time for her to go to sleep, and me to go back downstairs to get some things done before retiring for the evening myself.
Just before we wrapped up, and seemingly in the middle of a sentence, she says "Did you know worms have 9 hearts?"
Surprised, I said the only thing I could think of, "Did you know cows have four stomachs?"
To which she volleyed and "won" with "Did you know cows pee backwards?" Then she laughed and said "It's true. It's on the internet!"
That's my girl...