I was reading an extremely abbreviated version of The Little Mermaid to my daughter last night when we came upon this last page.
As I pondered what I might say about the adjoining picture, Clara said, “Look, Daddy. Ariel sleeping. Eric sleeping. Eyes closed.”
“Yes, Clara,” I said, quickly trying to reinforce the idea. “You’re right. They are sleeping. Good girl!”
I know it won’t last long, but I’ll take every speck of innocence that I can get.