We were all watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night. Even Rocco. The ballet piece was fabulous and I commented how I wish I would have continued to practice ballet when I was young.
“Why?” Maria asked.
“Because I could have been a famous ballerina and you could have seen me perform all over the world.”
Maria turned around from her perch on my lap and sweetly said “then you wouldn’t be the mom you are today.”
Mario added “yea, we love you just the way you are.”
It was a marvelous way to end the night.
They both snuggled against me: Ri laid her head on my leg and Mario cozied against my chest and under my right arm.
The ballerina twirled. I kissed Mario’s head. I held Ri’s hand. Yes indeed. This is way better than being a ballerina.