Last night, Maddy and I went to see Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. What a delight it was to watch her sit on the edge of her seat in wonder, wearing her 3D glasses and trying to grab the things that came flying off the screen at her. At one point, she turned to me and said “you’ve gotta reach out, Mom! It’s more fun!” So I did. I sat there with her, near the front of the theatre where everyone could see us, our arms stretched out in front of us, grinning from ear to ear. We didn’t catch anything, but we sure tried.

That little piece of wisdom has stuck with me since then. “You gotta reach out! It’s more fun!”

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