Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Maternal moment

Putting Annie to bed tonight, she tells me how much she envies Vanessa, the popular girl in her class.

Me: "Listen, Vanessa is a nice girl, but she's an average girl! She'll grow up and marry an average man and have average kids and lead an average life, but you? Annie, you're a miraculous human being whose mind is on fire! You are going to grow up and travel to places like South America, you're going to meet interesting people and fascinating men! You're going to grab hold of life and make wonderful things happen!"

Annie: "I think I like Vanessa's life better."

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