Trying to switch gears from the children’s encyclopedia to the Bible story book we read at bedtime:
“Which Bible story do you want to read?”
“Does it have an airplane one in it?”
I quoted One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish during bedtime the other night: “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
Verity responded, “My book said, ‘Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.’ That was in my book.” It was her first “referenced acknowledged.” I’m so proud.
Verity and I were about to cross the street from one grocery store to another when we passed a driveway where there were some workers cutting some metal or something. It was loud and sparks were flying. They were a safe distance away, but as I looked away for a moment Verity tripped and reached up to me to pick her up. It took me a second to realize that the tears weren’t only in reaction to the fall but to what the workers were doing.
I carried her across the street, and as I opened the store door she asked, “Shall we hide from the little pieces of fire?”