The Post In Which I Tell You About A Difficult Conversation
The Scene: Our Kitchen
Time: Way too early. About 6:15 am.
Me: DAVID (in a hoarse whisper)
Me: How much do you love me?
Me: How much do you love me?????
David: Is this a trick question?
Me: No. How much? A lot? Like... really a lot?
Me: THERE IS A MOUSE IN THE MOUSE TRAP AND IT'S STILL ALIVE! I just checked the trap and his little tail is stuck in it and it's looking up at me with big brown eyes and I CAN'T STAND IT!
Me: Well? Pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeee?
David: I'm not even dressed yet!
Me: Please, honey.
David: Will you remember this at 9:00 tonight?
Me: Absolutely. I'll never, ever, ever forget.
(Unfortunately, an animal was harmed--fatally--in the telling of this story.)