Working on the book proposal morning, noon and night means I don’t get to see a whole lot of my family while I’m home. But when Dan was having a “bad day” at daycare, I agreed to meet my Dad to pick him up early. He was sitting at a lunch table alone and looking ticked off. When he saw me walk in, he broke into a huge grin and announced to his classmates, “This is my sister Holly!” Then he grabbed my hand—along with his lunch box and matching backpack—and we headed out for an ice cream cone.
Kids are amazing little people. There’s just something so fragile and real about them. It makes me want to just throw my arms around Dan and shelter him. One of the scariest things in the world must be having a kid and knowing you can’t protect him from everything.