When I need you, I need you.

V: Is that poison ivy?
D: No.
V: Is it banana? [Pointing to plantain leaves.]

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“Daddy, take a shower. Your armpits are stinky.” – Talia, when I leaned over her to help her at breakfast.

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“Mom, when I need you, I need you. And that’s a rhyme.” – Annie, at 4 am on the couch snuggling

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“Hey, where did my shade go?” – Talia, walking into the sunshine, out of the shade.