When I told them this would be the plus side of being dragged along on a business trip, they didn’t buy it.
When I told them it’s one of my favorite beaches, they were unimpressed.
When I told them their car-weary souls would revive upon inhaling the sweet Georgia sea air, they sighed.
When I told them they could climb as long and as far as their limbs would take them, they moved out of the car with pointed lethargy.
and we spent the better part of two hours trying to keep up with them, listening for their calls and their laughter, doing a head count now and again: “One head, two heads,…wait, where’s our firstborn? He’s wearing red. He should be easy to find.”
Then I’d realize I was looking low when I should have been looking high, and there he’d be,