The following conversations took place within the last 24 hours:
Mila: Mom is so good at reading minds.
Ben: What do you mean?
Mila: I was pretending to have a water bottle stuck to my face and she knew I was just pretending.
Mila: That is ONE smart lady!
Mila: Why do you and Mom stay up and have dates watching tv after we go to bed?
Ben: Because we love each other and like to spend time together.
Mila: Love makes you do CRAZY things!
(That it does, Mila, that it does)
Mad me: Mila, you forgot your backpack!? I guess we have to turn around! You need to remember your own stuff! I can't do it for you every day!
A few minutes pass...
More calm me: OK, you stay here and I will run in and get your backpack, ok?
Mila: Mom, did you let go of the anger?
(Uh-huh, yes, of course--wha??)
There. Just a little glimpse. Stay tuned...