“Hey, Mom? “
“Yes, Honey? “
You stopped brushing your daughter’s shining locks and lifted your face to smile at her with a loving expression. With both your faces reflected in the mirror, the similarities between the two of you were more visible than ever.
Responding to your love with a wide grin full of tooth gaps, she turned around to face you. Her eyes sparkled with expectations and you could barely hold back a sigh, knowing which question that expression announced.
“Are we going with them this time?”
“No, we’re not, Honey,” you responded, stroking her hair softly in order to soothe her and placing a soft kiss on her forehead.
“It’s still too early; you’re too young to be a pirate.”
Tenshi pouted, crossing her arms in a defiant manner and lifting her chin up proudly.
“I’m reaching the age of seven today, Mom, I’m old enough!”
Seeing her enthusiasm, you couldn’t hold back