We were rushing off to the neighborhood shop the other day for bread. Silas was with me. I was pushing the stroller like a woman on a mission, thinking about lunches for the next day and the growing list of chores to complete before bedtime.
Silas tugs at my arm.
His face squints into the biggest grin he can muster. Then he says, as if it might be the best news I've ever heard:
"Hey, mom, I'm smiling at you!!!"
It takes me a few minutes to realize that the only response he wants, is for me to smile back at him.
Life lessons, 101.