Evening, near eight o’clock.
My phone vibrates.
A text from my son.
No, wait… from my granddaughter, age six.
She types her name with a colon so I know who’s sending the message.
Scout: are you wearing your flower PJ’s?
(Backstory: She stayed with me on the night her baby sister Micah was born. I got us matching pajamas as part of our celebration).
(Me) Hi, Scouty ❤ ❤ No, I am wearing my cardinal nightgown and leggings and housecoat because I am cold!
Scout: cuz I am wearing my flower pjs….
(Me) Aww. I will go put mine on.
Scout: OKAY [with sunflower emoji]
(Me) Love you, Scoutaroni
Scout: Love you too good night ❤ ❤
(Me) Good night! [many heart emojis]
—It is a very good night. ❤
Franna loves you, sunflower girl
with thanks to Two Writing Teachers for the Slice of Life Story Challenge every day in the month of March.