the other day on the way into swim practice....
me: chloe i love that you love to hold my hand still.
chloe: i'll always love to hold your hand.
me: that's sweet. but you won't. not when you get bigger.
chloe: yes. i will. i love you.
me: i love you too but when you're older you'll worry about your friends seeing us holding hands and it not being cool.
chloe: no i won't!
me: yes you will. and then you'll worry about boys seeing it too.
me: you're not arguing anymore.
chloe: no. i'm not.
at least she admitted it. but i do hope that these days last a very long time.