In the summertime and well into fall, Ray has to work out of town and I frequently get lonely after the kids go to bed. Up until the time school starts, Lola occasionally gets to come back out and we watch some tween-ish movies together or just spend some Mommy-and-Me time.
Last night, while Millie was getting her jammies on, Lola snuck back to ask me, "Hey, can I come out of bed tonight after Millie goes to sleep?"
"No, it's a school night now."
"Oh. Well, can I come back out tomorrow night then?"
"No, kiddo, sorry. Daddy will be home then and I want to have some Daddy-and-Mommy time."
Then I get "the look." It's hard to explain, but it's the "Lola Look," as I call it. It's hard to explain but she kind of tilts her head sideways and arches her eyebrows, a kind of "you-don't-get-anything-past-me look.
"Oh I know what you and Daddy do after we go to bed," she smirked.
Wait, what are we talking about here? I'm thinking.
"Uh, what?" I stammered.
"I know what you do after Millie and are in bed."
She's too young for this, right?! Play dumb, Bethany, play dumb.
"Really?" I smiled back, hopefully convincingly. "And what is that, do you think?"
"Popcorn! You guys always make popcorn after we go to bed! I can smell it from my bedroom!"
I laughed a lot more than she probably thought appropriate.
And then kissed the top of her little head, "Love you, kiddo."