Instant Responses (Love, Appreciation, Bond)

This morning, I was thinking about how my daughter loves to perform. She does it at dinner, with friends at home talent shows, and she has delighted in her performance opportunities at her summer camps.

Me – “You really love performing, don’t you?”

Her – “Yeah.”

Me – “Is there anything you love more than performing?”

Without missing a beat, she responded-

Her – “You.”

I chuckled.

Me – “That’s sweet. I mean, is there anything else you like to do more than performing?”

Her – “Be silly. Do magic.”

I noted that both of them had to do with performing.

A little while later, we were in the car. Out-of-the-blue…

Her – “Daddy, how much money do you have in your bank account?”

I told her roughly how much I currently have in my checking.

Her – “Wow. That’s a lot.”

It was silent for a moment before she added…

Her – “Would you like to be the richest man in the world?”

Without missing a beat, I responded-

Me – “I already am.”

She giggled, happy with my answer.

Me – “You understand what I mean, huh?”

Her – “Yes.”

The days consist of this. The days consist of that. But underneath it all is love and gratitude for our deep connection.

Can’t beat that.

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