I Deserve that Pool
Ok, so yesterday, my sister in law’s house was filled with relatives. One of them happened to be the cutest 4 year old I have ever seen outside my own chromosomal likenesses.
Her name is Anna Claire and this was our conversation as we looked out at the beautiful pool in the backyard:
AC: I deserve that pool.
Me: Really? You deserve it, huh?
AC: Yep…. What does “deserve” mean?
Me: Well, you deserve something if you’ve been worthy of it.
AC: Oh. What does “worthy” mean?
Me: Um, It means that something is valuable or precious.
AC: Ahhh. What does “valuable” mean?
Me: (sigh) Ok. Let’s think about this. You have a dog that you love very much, right?
AC: Oh, yes…
Me: Ok. That dog is valuable to you. That dog is worthy of your love and affection.
AC: (loooong pause) (looks again at pool)(nods head convincingly) YUP. I definitely deserve that pool.