All Gary and the kids needed this past weekend were a stage set and a few microphones. They had me laughing all weekend with their one-of-a-kind comedy routine.
At a park with a lake, Sunflower insisted there were sting rays in the water. Gary explained to her, “No, sting rays don’t live in fresh water.”
She made a face and said, “They like dirty water?”
Bear jumped in and said, “Yeah, ‘cuz they cuss a lot.”
Later, Gary told me about a tender moment he and Dove shared. Dove reached her arms up to him for a hug, and as he held her, he told her, “I love you.”
She answered, “I love me, too.”
After a few days out of town and a long, boring drive home with caffeine flowing freely to keep me awake, it was exactly the kind of weekend I needed, a lot of laughing, playing, dancing, and just feeling happy.