Every gap is gone; any sense of wonder or fear disappeared.
I read the words aloud before fully realizing what they said. And then I paused. And then a wide smile spread across my face and I started laughing.
If we were in line next to one another at a store, you would be outraged if you heard me say: “This is why you eat right and exercise, so you don’t get fat.”
Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no?
“Orv is all gone.”