“That’s great, Mommy,” interrupted Klara my gushy description of my travels, “I’m glad you are enjoying your trip. But do you want to know what’s happening IN MY LIFE?” This was delivered with a triumphant look of somebody who is really experiencing life-changing moments.
“Yes, what’s happening in your life?” I asked.
“My friend Ella gave me a pencil! If she didn’t give it to me, I would have to write with a completely different pencil! Do you want to see it?”
The pencil was produced with the solemnity of the first public showing of a royal heir.
As you probably already guessed, the pencil already has a name and a life story. Childhood is truly wonderful.