I don't have the same relationship with the girls. The older one says she has had to endure my torture (I make her behave in public and have even read books to her kindergarten class - shocking behavior on my part). The younger looked at me this afternoon and said, "I want to be just like you!" followed by "This is the best lunch ever!"
Um, yea. I never got that out of the older one. Not even when she was five. But I love them both.
The only thing you might actually call nostalgic left at the counter.
And then I got home after work and discover that we are babysitting. I don't really mind, but you can see how pleased the cats are about this situation. The bird feeder in the reflection is new. I got it for $6 on summer clearance. I'm excited to have another bird feeder, but did you know (if you don't feed birds) that you can go through $9,451,782.37 a year feeding birds?
The cats have a simpler solution, but we don't allow that inter-species mingling around this house. Clearly.