My friend's husband is out of town for work, and yesterday she and her two children joined us for dinner. After we cleared the table, her daughter paired off with Reese while her son paired off with Brooke.
The match-up was perfect. Since the older kids were occupied, we were free to talk and watch Kerrington toddle around the room without one interruption. Sustained conversation. This is epic.
Once they left I asked Reese if she had a nice time playing with her friend. She nodded. "That's good. I had a fun time, too," I added.
Reese looked at me in earnest. "Mom, how did you have a fun time? You weren't even with us kids."
Precisely. And that is a question better left unanswered.