...you know, by Neil Diamond...
Caraline (I AM spelling her name correctly) is the nine year old daughter of my new BFF, Linda. Linda and her hubby, Mark (yes, her hubby has the same name as my hottie hubby) go to the same church that hottie hubby and I belong to. They are an incredible Christian family and hottie hubby and I have really enjoyed getting to know them and growing from them!
....So, back to Caraline....
...Caraline is the youngest of their FIVE children!! One college graduate, two in college, one teenager and then Caraline....
Caraline is EXACTLY like how I was when I was nine...
...she's full of energy, she's Hi-LARIOUS, sassy, she loves to be the center of attention (she won't grow out of that, by the way), she is entertaining and she's ADORABLE!
Today I picked Caraline up and treated her to ice cream at Central Dairy...
...just the two of us.
The following is a conversation that Caraline and I had while enjoying our treat:
Caraline: "My mom told me that boys can't focus on more than one thing at a time, but us girls can focus on many, many, many things all at once!"
Me: "That's true."
Caraline: "Well....when I'm in my bed at night trying to go to sleep I dream about the perfect husband, and he can focus on many, many, many things at the same time."
Me: "Hmmmm, that's interesting. So, tell me...what is the perfect husband?"
Caraline: "Well, the perfect husband is a lawyer, he's tall, he has dark hair, he's good with kids and he's smart."
Me: "A lawyer...interesting. Good with kids? How many kids are you going to have?"
Me: "Oh gosh Cara...kids are so much work!"
Caraline: (said in her best "matter of fact" tone) "Duh! I'm gonna get a nanny!"
(bum, bum, bum)...
...Good times never seemed so good"