What: Drive Home
Where: VW Passat Wagon
How: In seatbelts, with sunglasses on.
When: 4:30 PM Monday
Who: see below cast
Why: Because I don't live at work
and Nobody else wants to take
Cadence home from school with them.
Cadence: Mommy, I love you. (lovely)
Me: I love you, too Lulu. (Loo-loo is her nickname. it just is.)
Cadence: And I love Daddy and Jed.
Me: They love you, too. Everyone loves you. (truest thing)
Cadence: And I love Raven and Pickles and Boone and the fish, too.
Me: (this is getting boring, but I play along...) Even the smelly pets!?
Cadence: Yes. And I love my grandmas. (she has 3)
And I love Eric and Sarah. (even our next-door-neighbors get a piece)
And I love Mama Judy and Pops. (jed's fam)
And Jenny and Emma and Jeff and Baby Laura. (jed's fam)
Me: (Yawn..) Uh huhhh.
Cadence: And I love big Laura, too. (petite with bangs. you know her. not technically "big".)
And Meghan. (bangs, again. blonde.)
and I love Ketan. (bangs. wait....no bangs, but he COULD use a new look)
Me: (note to self: call my friends more)
Cadence: And I love BIG Chris. (technically "big".twenty-feet tall. roughly.)
And I love little Chris with lots of hairs in his beard. (hilarious. as if he were an elf.)
Me: You have lots of love.
Can I have a fruit snack when we get home? I love fruit snacks.
You all should be proud to be ranked up there with the My Little Pony-shaped fruit snacks. It's a serious honor.
Anyway. This is how it went. The best five-minute drive home in quite a while.
If you're not on the list.
Maybe next time.
Just remember...I still love you.
And now I think I should try to go to sleep.