This is Seven Years Old, but at 6:15 a.m.

I shared this to my personal Facebook page on a whim the other day, but this is something I want to remember, so here we go, blogged for all posterity (er, or just for my archives):

The other morning, I woke Cian up for school, as usual, at 6:15. He opened one eye.

“What’s for breakfast?” he asked.

I told him, and he nodded with approval.

Then: “What’s for lunch?”

I told him, and he nodded again.

There was a final follow-up question: “What’s for dinner?”

I told him, and this time I got a smile in return. He opened the other eye and motioned me off his bed. “Okay,” he said, this time with a sigh. “I’ll get up.”

I’m still wondering what would’ve happened if he hadn’t liked what he heard.

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