So, today I was in my classroom after school with my baby girl. She was trying to get me to fork over some gum. I kept saying no and she kept saying yes. There were a few students still milling around watching the show. I cupped The Little Flower's face in my hand and said, "Go on and tell them what your favorite thing in the world is."
I then said for her, moving her mouth with my hand like I was the ventriloquist and she was the dummy, "Gum."
She turned to me and said, "I wasn't going to say that."
I said, "Oh, I see..." turning her face back to the crowd, "So, your really favorite thing in the world is paper and pen."
She turned her little face back to me and said, "I wasn't going to say that either."
Still playing the game, I turned her face back to the crowd and moving her mouth I said, "So, go on and tell them; what is your favorite thing in the world?"
She whipped her head back so that she was facing me again and said, "You." And then she flung her arms around me.
That's right. I'm Mom of the Year again.