Two funny Lake kid quotes from yesterday--
Jude and Sutton were horse playing in the back of my car. Jude started to tickle Sutton and said, seemingly as an insult, "You're ticklish!." Sutton replied, "No I'm NOT! I just get REAL happy when you tickle me, so I laugh."
Avery discovered that one of her friends from school lived down the road, so she walked to her house to play. Jen sent me over there to get her for dinner. Avery protested, said she wanted to eat at her friend's house. I talked it over with the mom, (along with having the whole "I'm not her dad" conversation,) who said it was ok. I went outside to tell Avery she had to come home right after dinner. I hugged her goodbye then started to walk back down the road. From behind me I heard Avery tell her friends-- "That's my friend Craig. He's VERY popular."
The high schooler lingering in me wanted to turn around and run to give her another big hug. But I just walked on into the overcast evening with the biggest smile on my face.