Do you want to hear the story of how daddy and I met? I asked the kids, at a loss for another plotline in the bedtime story about Teddy the Bear and Flower the unicorn who went to the Fancy Foods Show.
Okay, because it’s our anniversary next week. Which means that’s the day that we first went out together. And we’ll be in Spain to celebrate. So let me tell you about what happened seven years ago and why it’s our anniversary and how you both got here.
Well one day, I was very busy writing a book.
“And I was there!” Sage screamed.
No, not yet. So anyway, I was very busy and I thought, I have to get out of the house more. So I decided to take a class. A class where people…well, they tell jokes sort of. It’s a class where people are funny.
“Like I am funny!” Thalia said. “Want to hear a joke?”
Well, maybe in a minute. So anyway, there was this guy in class and he said his name was Nate.
“JUST LIKE DADDY!”
Well yes, because it was daddy and…
“Mommy and daddy and me and Thalia!” said Sage.
Yes Sage, that part came later So anyway, I said nice to meet you and he said…
“Nice to meet you!” said Sage. “That’s what I say. Nice to meet you!”
“Hey know what?” Thalia chimed in. “There’s a boy in my class named Nate.”
Wait, I’m getting to the good part! Do you really want to hear this?
Okay. I’ll skip to the part where daddy took me out to a movie. And at once point he said…
“I love you!” Thalia exclaimed.
Well, not quite yet. Definitely not that night…
“And I love you!” said Sage.
Yes, I love you too Sage. Do you want to hear this story?
“And I love Emily!”
Yes, we all love Emily.
“And Pipi! And Chorizo! And mommy and daddy! And Grammye and Grandpa! And Grandma! And Papa!”
Do you guys want to hear this story or no?
“No, not really.”