The other day Anaya mused, "Wow, Mommy, this house must have been so quiet before we came out of your tummy!"
"We didn't live in this house back then, remember?" I told her. "We lived in California."
Oh, yes," she sighed. "But you must have been so bored and lonely back then!"
Right! I must have forgotten. There's a reason that when Alan and I sing one of our wedding songs, there is a line that invariably makes us laugh as we apply it to our kids. "I will be here when you feel like being quiet..."