The morning before Saint Patrick’s Day, I found the Little Princess and my Piano Man in front of a table full of LEGO pieces.
Before I could ask what was going on, the Little Princess said, “Look! We are making a thank you sign for the people who donated money. It was my idea to make it like this. With a heart, see?” She pointed at a pretty red heart. “And the ‘Y’ has a heart in it, too.”
“Extremely impressive,” I said.
“I fixed the LEGO calendar,” my Piano Man said. “All by myself!”
I grinned, and said, “I’m very impressed by both of you.”
The Little Princess gave my Piano Man one of her fiercest how-dare-you-steal-my-thunder looks. “My idea is more impressive,” she said to him. And then looked at me. “Isn’t it?”
“Certainly.” I grinned wider and nodded so hard that the gesture probably looked more like bow. “I’ve never been this impressed, really; never before.”
My Piano Man was trying really hard to keep the Little Princess from seeing him laughing at her indignation, but he was wasting his energy. For she was so full of creative pride that the glow of her joy didn’t allow her to acknowledge anything other than her own happiness… as it should be when a child is eight-years-old, and completely sure of her place in the order of things.
Thank You, from the ♥ Heroine!
Here is her Heroic Highness showing her “wicked leprechaun smile.”
And of course, the girl-child keeping Daddy’s foot from getting photographed…
…nope, never a dull moment in the Witch, Piano Man and Little Princess kingdom.