We were in the pool at Nonna and Papa’s house goofing around. Her heel bopped me on the shin in a tender spot. Earlier in their home office she had bopped me with a flashlight in the eyebrow as she tried to get me to create a spotlight for her to dance in.
Back at the pool…
Me – “Ouch!”
Her – “Sorry, Daddy! Where does it hurt?”
I held my leg and rubbed the tender spot. Jokingly, I mused
Me – “Wow, you’re determined to hurt me today, aren’t you?”
Without missing a beat, she answered back-
Her – “No. I’m determined to love you.”
And, day by day, it shows.