We were on Skype with my sister, Keri, and her family the other day. While my parents have been gone, my three-year-old niece has been counting down the days with a paper chain. She saw my parents and exclaimed, “Just ten more links and I’m coming to get you! We’re coming to the airport!”
With a little jealousy, I asked her, “I’m coming back to America in a little while. Will you have a paper chain for me? Will you come get me at the airport?”
She raised one eyebrow and twisted her lips to the side in contemplation, declaring, “I don’t think we have enough seats in our van.”
I then went on to explain that I’d come at another time a little later, and I’d let her know. Would she come then? She agreed.
Later, after talking to Keri, we learned that she had been counting out the seats in the van. She asked her mom, “Is Aunt Kelli going to bring all of her kids with her?”
Keri replied that Uncle Stephen & Aunt Kelli didn’t have any kids, so it would just be the two of us to meet at the airport. She replied with determination, “Yes, they do! All those kids in the kitchen!”