August 5, 2021

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“Hey Papa!” “Hey What?” “Are we gonna go watch Mars set again after dinner?” she chirped like a robin. I was going to ask again how she knew so much about Mars, being only 4 and all, but that’s a whole other story. “It’s bath night tonight for you kiddo, and I have to take a shower and wash my luxurious long brown hair.” “Papa! How many times have I told you-your hair is GRAY! And there isn’t very much of it either!” She looked over at Nana for support, which of course, she always gets. “When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror anyways??” she sighed rolling her eyes. She leaned over and grabbed a handful of Nana’s hair, making even her most reliable fan squeak- “THIS is brown!”. She took my hat off and pinched one of the small remaining parcels of hair on my temple between her finger and thumb, “THIS, now THIS is GRAY! SEE?” “Well, when I look at myself in the mirror…” She cut me off before I could finish my silly line of reasoning. “PAPA! I JUST got my eyes checked! So that’s that!”. Her arms folded and that cute little chin out, it was set point. “Soooo…should we go watch Mars set again tonight then?” I asked. “Yes Papa-lets go do that!” Match over.