with my three-year-old daughter
. She was driving
because I wanted so desperately to sleep
she said, "I want to get a video
. I want some ice cream
I want to go to the lake
." So I thought, what the
. At least it would tire her out.
So we go to the video store. She immediately makes
her selection. We go for the ice cream. She takes a
multicolored popsicle. We are driving to the lake.
She's very quiet. I ask, "How are you doing?" She
replies in a serious voice, "Much better."
We take a new path down to the lake, and it turns
out there's lots of star thistle, which hurts her
ankles, so I lift her to my shoulders. It's so
hot that her popsicle is dripping on my head. Someone
tells me my hair is covered with blue. I wasn't
going to swim, but now I have to.
Lots of people at the lake. Lots of fun. I come
back tired, but not sleepy tired like before. It's
the good tired that you get after physical activity.