Annabella: Mama, are you upset?
Me: No baby, I’m just tired.
Annabella: I really hope you get some rest!
Me: Thanks, Bella! If only there were two of me….(sighs)
Annabella: (eyes wide) Two of you!?
Me: Well, if I could make a clone of myself, I would.
Annabella: (giggling) You can’t do that!
Me: But then I wouldn’t be alone.
Annabella: You’re not alone, mama, you have US.
Me: (heart glowing) I know, my love. I just mean I need another grown up to help me out sometimes.
Annabella: (embracing me tightly) You don’t need anyone but us, mama.
Me: (heart glowing. tightens the embrace. doesn’t let go.)