I’ve been taking Momo to daycare for four years now, and the other day was the first time that I’ve told her to have a good day and instead of not responding or being like ‘yeah, okay, whatever’, I got a big smile and a ‘you too, mom!’ She’s? A person??!

What’s the onomatopoeia for when you take in a big breath because you’re about to squeal in sheer delight? Is it huuuuuuuuuuuuuEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE? It is now.

I may not have gotten the initial rush of euphoria as soon as I laid eyes on Momo, but every so often she hits me with these aftershocks just to prove that she can, and they are devastating.