Another warm afternoon. Pearl played with her friends at the park after school and had a rainbow-sprinkled vanilla ice cream cone from the annoyingly prompt ice cream truck that pulls up in front of the park just as we’re leaving — EVERY TIME. On the way home, Pearl found a dandelion poking through the fence of a condemned property (well, it should be condemned if it’s not already). She pulled it out and said she would blow the seeds out while making a wish. Her “wish” was: “I love my mommy.” Things like that add fuel to my engine. Yes, I’ll keep her.
*This picture is not mine. From Microsoft Office Clipart. But dandelions are dandelions…My picture would have looked the same, but with more trash in the background.