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Tuesday's Slice of Life
Listening to the Cantina Band play away in the car by request, of course. I was transported to a Star Wars moment a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. We slowly pulled up to the stop light. I felt so tired I wasn't sure how I got there. (I admit I didn't sleep well last night.)
I paused with the traffic...
took a deep breath...
imagined hanging out with the band...
but Natalie broke the musical moment with a comment-
"Mom! I have a cut on my finger!" she called out from the back as if I was the audience.
"Oh, you do? Which one?"
She boldly shared, "MY THUMB!"
I asked if it was bleeding and how big the cut was.
Boldness turned to calm, "W-e-ll, it's just a super small cut."
I wondered aloud, "Would you like a band-aid? I can get you one when we get home. Or dad has this stuff called 'new skin' that we could-"
"Mom! I'm just a kid! A small square band-aid will do!"
"Ok, Miss Natalie, thank you for letting me know," I smiled and began chucklin' to myself. 'Just. a. kid.'-she knows herself well, yep, 5 going on 20! I'm still smiling as I write this slice. She cracks me up. I had to share our little moment.