As I was heading out for some alone time the other night, my daughter was all up in arms about my departure.
"No, don't go!!" she cried several times while I got ready. "I don't want to miss you."
"Sometimes it's good to miss people a little bit," I told her. "It helps you appreciate them more when they're back."
I'm not sure what she heard from that, but she next started asking about a gift. I replied, "You'll have the gift of my presence."
Well, she picked right up on that. Whoops.
"Maybe I could bring you a little something."
"A present? For ME?"
"Yes, for you."
"Okay. Bye-bye," she waved and scampered off.