The Scene: bedtime last night, after teeth have been brushed and the chapter of Harry Potter has been read.
Mare: You can’t leave yet mom! We have to talk about our busy day!
Mom: It was busy – what was your favorite part? Was it… PSR class (yeah – I knew that wasn’t the winner) or The Butterfly House (including a surprise halloween event with crafts, games and face painting) or attending The Gruffalo (a play at a local theater that we have season tickets for) or dinner at Red Robins with Grandma and Grandpa or the trip to Barnes and Noble to pick out a new book? There was so much, Mare, can you possibly choose?
Mare: (pauses for a moment, puts her arms around my neck and declares) “right now!”