We are a modern family, mostly expressing ourselves to each other by way of flat, unpunctuated phrases littered with puzzling emoticons. (Seriously, I haven’t figured out over 3/4 of them.)
Still, I have a favorite text exchange with my now not-so-youngest that goes like this :
can u come tuck me in
We do this every night she is home – except sleepover nights when her friends are around and I am reminded that she is well on her way to losing all the last remnants of her little girl ways.