Driving with No. 2 this morning, she said out of the blue:
"Mom, I know why people litter."
"Oh yeah? Why?"
"Well I don't know how to say it because it's a bad word."
"OK," I said, bracing myself for the "F" word.
"Because they're idiots," she said matter of factly.
I chuckled. And then laughed.
"You're right," I said.
And then I laughed some more.
"What? I'm serious!" she said.
"I know, sweetie," I said shaking my head and smiling.
"And I would never litter because I don't want to be an idiot," she said.
Again, I laughed. No. 2 laughed, too. I sighed with a smile.
"I love you."
"I love you, too, Mom."