At one family gathering this past summer, Carrie and I were sitting on the dock of the lake, enjoying the sun. We heard kids’ voices rapidly approaching, and soon enough, Carrie’s young niece and nephew, Lily and Ben scampered up next to us. They engaged us in playful ribbing and conversation.
I cannot recall how the conversation led to this, but at one point, Lily whispered something almost apologetically into my wife’s ear. As Lily was whispering, Carrie glanced at me with a knowing look, broke into a smile, then mock-whispered to her niece, “It’s OKAY. You can ask that!”Read More