I was sitting on the couch in the sunroom talking about cars with Ben when Lily stumbled in with an arm full of stuffed animals.
Lily: "Mommy, can you babysit my kids for me?"
Me: "Sure honey, where are you off to?"
Lily: "I need to go for a run."
Me: "I'm proud of you for going for a run, sure I can watch your kids." I added, "Don't forget to put on your running sneakers!"
Lily: "Can I use your phone to listen to music?"
Me: "Sure, it is on the table by the door."
She seemed pretty pleased with my answer and that I was so fully going along with her game. So I continued to sit on the couch, bursting with pride that my daughter (who was clearly playing out a scene that she had witnessed between me and her daddy) was confident, independent, and taking care of her body. Clearly I must be doing something right!
Seconds later she called to me from the other room:
"When I get back...you can get me a beer!"
MOTHER OF THE YEAR