Part 1: Childhood Is
Childhood is the view from the car window and sudden realization with honest awe that geese really do fly in a V formation while “Here Come the Geese” by Barenaked Ladies plays in the background…
Part 2: Amore
Me, singing mindlessly to myself: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…
K-Mad: That’s a funny song! What does it mean?
Me: Huh. I never really thought about it. I guess it’s that feeling you get when you see someone you love. It brightens your mood up like the light from a full moon brightens the sky. I guess it makes your eyes brighten up too when you look at someone you love.
K: Like how Daddy looks when he sees you?
Part 3: Here We Grow
K-Mad: Mom, did you know vat da wowd is Vvvvvery not berry? I can say it! Ver-ry! Very! Did ya heaw that? Guess I’m gwowing up and gettin’ bigga…