And now, to change the subject . . . .
Dinner tonight. Simon is avoiding eating, as usual, even though it is something we knew he’d like. Peanut butter. Chicken. Noodles. There’s nothing wrong with that. Except that he has lemonade on his mind.
“Can I please have some lemonade?” he asks.
“Yes you may, after you eat some of your dinner,” Micah replies.
“When I am an adult and I have little kids, if they ask me really nicely if they can please have something, like candy or a special drink or something like that, then I am going to give it to them right away and not make them do anything else before I give it to them. Yeah, I think that would be a good thing.”
Micah turns to me, “Did he really just . . .”
“Yes. Yes he did.”