I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
“The problem is, you keep picking out things that are too expensive.”
“Mom, I am expensive!”
I just loved that. I applaud that girl for naming the reality that she is expensive, both by definition as a dependent and by the recognition that her tastes aren’t cheap.
I hope she will hang on to that buoyant sense of self-worth, in the face of the people and circumstances who will try to shove her down, as she journeys to adulthood.