Me to my 6-year-old last week, as she sat cuddled on my knee talking about her school day:
"Sweetheart, you have such beautiful eyes. Just like the ocean, they are."
Her almost-8-year-old sister, overhearing, instantly cuts in:
"What about MY eyes? Are THEY beautiful?"
"Oh yes," I say. "Like melted chocolate. Two warm pools of deliciousness!"
She smiles. Then she looks at me thoughtfully, staring into my undistinguished brown-hazel eyes, and says,
"Mum, your eyes ... they're just like ... dirt."
That's so sweet, pet ;-)
The Big Idea: Rhiannon Held
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