My 11-year old had a little bit of a rough day today. Without getting into detail, she was sad and a little heartbroken at one of those things that, I think, make a lot of people a little sad and heartbroken as they start their steps into adolescence.
Well, tonight after tucking her in, I lay snuggling her and chatting about life. We talked for a while, and the last bit of our conversation was this…
“Sometimes”, I said, “It’s hard to know what to do in life.”
“Yeah”, she said, “That’s what I have you for.”
I started to answer, but couldn’t seem to find my voice, so I just hugged her tight for a second after that.
After a minute, I said “But y’know, sometimes it’s not easy for me to know what to do in life either.”
She thought for a beat, and replied “That’s what you have Grandpa for.”
I smiled. “Yeah, yeah it is.”
“That’s neat”, she said.
As she drifted off to sleep, her head in the crook of my arm, I thought “Yeah, yeah it is.”