“Are your ears on?” I asked.
“Yes!” She answered happily, as she made a clicking sound with her mouth and moved her hands as if she were making sure her “listening ears” were securely in place.
“I have something very important to tell you. Are you ready?”
Her smile grew in anticipation of my announcement.
With a deep breath I delivered the most important news of all – a fact that I hope with my whole heart that my children will never forget ever in their lives.
“I love you very much,” I said.
And she glowed.