I took her to her favorite hydrant this morning. Yes, she has a favorite hydrant. Two favorites, actually.

“Did you miss me, Roozle?”

“Oh yes. I missed you so much because you were gone for a very long time.”

“I missed you, too, Roozle. So much.”

She woke up at 4:45 this morning. For the day. Because she was excited to see me. She wanted to tell me all about everything I missed. The trip to Ikea. The visit from her grandmother. The new trains Mama bought. I drank all the coffee and read her some new books I brought home for her.

Alexandra told me you always have to bring something home for the kids.

Roozle agrees.

It’s so good to be home.

Author: Casey

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