The girls ran in their first cross-country meet yesterday. It was an elementary school invitational held at the local high school. Sass, who turns 6 this week, was nervous. I asked what she was worried about. She started crying and said that she didn’t want to get lost. I told her not to worry, that she couldn’t get lost because she would be running with the rest of the kids.
She looked up at me with those huge, drippy green eyes and said, “No, mama. I won’t. I’ll be in the front.”