My four comes to the kitchen in the midst of the busy afternoon transition and stands beside me as I try to finish a blog post to the families.

“Maria, do you know what is the most importantest thing in the world?”

“No, what?” I wonder.

“That you be with your kids all the time.”

“Really?” I ask.

“Yeah, that is what my dad told me.” she confirms, and she is off to play. Lucky kid.