(while walking past the kids room awhile after they had been tucked in for the night)
Me: Yes Rhys?
Ammie: Can I just say one thing?
Ammie: It’s just that…I love you.
Me: I love you too Ammie.
Ammie: When I say that, I need a hug and a kiss.
(I go and give Ammie a hug and a kiss)
Ammie: I’ll just kiss you on the neck. Not right here (pointing to the side of my neck), just right here (pointing to the front of my neck).
Me: (standing-up to talk to Rhys on the top bunk) Yes? What is it Rhys?
Rhys: Do you know why I make things out of garbage?
Rhys: So that our dumps don’t get any bigger.
Me: That’s right. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, right?
Rhys: Ya, like the three white arrows.
Me: It’s very important. Goodnight Rhys.
Ammie: It’s just that I like pink…and stickers.
Me: Good night children (walking out of the room).
Ammie: And babies!
Me: Ya, I know you do. Good night.