This afternoon as Sophie and I were engaged in yet another pitched battle—actually as she was taking a bit of a break from the long struggle to exert control over me—Bella decided to relieve the tension by singing to me. She began with a question and I needing a stress relief too sang an answer back. Back and forth question and answer, we had an entire conversation that was entirely sung. It was delightful fun and really lightened the mood.
My favorite moment though was when she sang, “Who is good?” That stumped me. Was she fishing for a compliment? How to answer that? Then inspiration struck: “God is good.” But her response blew me away: “That is the truth.”
“Someone has been paying attention to the Gospel readings,” I sang.
“Yes, I have.”