Inside: How do you know when you’re in love? I learned that life lesson the hard way. When my daughter asks, I’ll tell her these surefire signs of love.
At breakfast the other day, Abby made a rather astute observation about babies:
“Babies are a lot of work.”
I laughed. “Yes, that’s why it’s important to wait until you’re sure you want a baby before you have one.”
“And you need to be married,” she said.
Nothing like your 5-year-old calling you out for having a child out of wedlock. Still, I nodded. “You need to be with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.”
Abby smiled a shy little smile. When she spoke, I could barely hear her. “I think I already know who I want to spend the rest of my life with.”
Eyes wide, I asked, “Who?”
“His name is Carver. When you came to school for lunch this week, he’s the boy who sat with us.”
Now Hold Up a Second
She’s five. Five years old.
I’M NOT READY FOR THIS.
Once I recovered from the shock, I asked, “How did you decide you wanted to marry Carver?”
“He started it.”
She smiled big. “At lunch one day, we were sitting next to each other and singing along to the same song. He turned to me and said, ‘Why don’t we get married?'”
“And what did you say?”
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