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April 7, 2009

I Deserve that Pool

Image: Flickr/Abigail Batchelder

Image: Flickr/Abigail Batchelder

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.

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