Monday, July 12, 2010

And then I felt a sharp pain in my chest

Katie: "Elizabeth, you have to be nice to people if you want them to be your friend."

Elizabeth, my 4-year-old niece: "He's not my friend! He's my brother!"

Katie: "Well, I'm friends with my brother."

Elizabeth: "I didn't know you had a brother!!"

Katie: "I do! I have..."

Three brothers? Two brothers? Three brothers but one died last week? It seems cruel to not count him, but it kind of feels like lying when I do.

Fortunately, a dragon fly whizzed by Elizabeth's head at that exact moment and she completely forgot about our conversation.

Unfortunately, I can't.

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