Gratitude journal: Frightened daughter

Is it wrong of me to be grateful that the animatronic dinosaurs at the Connecticut Science Center scared the hell out of my daughter, causing her to cling to me like never before?

Sure, it would’ve been nice if she had enjoyed the exhibit a little more, but having an opportunity to play the role of the protector and know that my daughter felt safe in my arms was worth a little bit of fear.

Besides, being a little afraid can be fun at any age. Right?