Well, you know how Iíve been feeling lately. Iím not sure Iím fit to be around anybody. Iíd hate to infect people with my grumpy mood and my sour attitude. But I actually thought a close encounter with the munchkins might be of some benefit to me (if not to them). Tammy apparently thought so, too. Either thatís why she invited me, or thatís why she insisted that I go.
To be honest, Aiden wasnít in a much better frame of mind than I was tonight. He was tired and grouchy from the cold heís been fighting. Heís actually getting better, but he wasnít his usual sparkly, happy self tonight. I got to spend a little time with him, and with D.J. and Dakota, and I think that helped lift my spirits.
But I have to tell you, it was Kylie who made my night. She let me talk to her for a half hour or so, and she just glowed with the kind of inner light that itís hard to see unless youíre looking into her eyes.
After all, sheís only two months and four days old. Thatís not a lot of time to learn how to interact with other people, especially someone whoís pretty much a stranger. She sees her parents and her brothers and her grandma every day, but I only get to see her once a week. She was talking to me and trying very hard to make herself understood. I canít say I know exactly what she was saying, but I could tell without a doubt that she knew.