he didn't even look up to watch me go. he was far too busy sharing the contents of his backpack with his new friends (a dolphin and an elephant, if you must know. and the card of a police officer we met over the weekend).
there was neither embarrassment, nor head butt. not even a kiss.
he believes us now. we will always be back for him.
moments like this: proud-making as they are heart-breaking.
|photo taken by the wife|