Oh, to be young again, Michael and I mused. When we were six, frigid water wouldn't have kept us from swimming, either, if we really wanted to do it.
But, it appears, even childhood fantasies have their limitations when the truth is told. Last night, when we put Maya to bed, we said prayers and asked her the usual four questions before tucking her in:
- What are you thankful for today? I am thankful for going to Lake Minnetonka again!
- Who did you help today? I helped you by picking up my pretend carnival in the basement. (That's an entirely different story!)
- Who helped you today? You helped me by taking me to Lake Minnetonka.
- What did you learn today? I learned that it is still too cold to swim in Lake Minnetonka!
And there you have it, folks....straight from the horse's mouth!