My daughter Julia came to live with me two years ago for school. It isn't easy for me to raise someone who is practically my nine-year-old clone, but that is exactly what I find I am doing with Julia. Through our judo and soccer practices, reading, writing and arithmetic, Girl Scouts, and Japanese language classes, we occasionally have a conversation that connects us both in a sometimes deep and usually humorous way. Hopefully, you will be as entertained as we are.
It’s Christmas Eve service at Church with the extended family. Julia has chosen to sit between Mama and Papa. Papa leans into Julia…
Papa: (singing from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar) Hosanna, hey-sanna, sanna-sanna-ho! Sanna-hey, sanna-ho, sanna!
Mama: (leaning into Julia and a little disgusted) That’s an Easter song.
Julia: What are you talking about? “Ho Santa, hey Santa” is not Easter.