Early in the morning, I heard Lucy stirring. I peeked in on her just as she was sitting up in bed.
“Good morning, Lucy,” I cooed.
“Mom! I’ve got to show you–” she sucked in a deep breath, raised her arms above her head and dramatically let them fall back to her sides as she exclaimed, “Heart World!”
“Okay. Did you sleep well?”
“Let’s go!” She grabbed my hand.
I followed her as she padded into the playroom. She dropped my hand and moved ahead to the open closet. She curled her little fingers under the edge of some loose wallpaper and peeked over her shoulder. “Mommy,” she started quietly and with a suspenseful crescendo sang out, “Heart World!”
She peeled back the wallpaper section to reveal old wallpaper dotted with hearts.
“There are hearts EVERYWHERE!” she declared with a jump.
I don’t think that kid could be any cuter.