As soon as I got home, I ran upstairs to see my baby. I picked her up, and I held her close to me. I didn’t want to let her go.
I kissed her on the forehead. Gosh babies smell so good!
Then I sang a little tune to her, and she lit up like a lamp! Her eyes got big and her little arms were flying all over the place. “You like that? You like it when daddy sings to you? I’ll remember that.”
“You know what, Ari? I know right now it’s just you, me, and your mama, but somewhere far far away you have a really big family with lots of cousins and aunts and uncles and a granddad and a grandma! They don’t know you exist, but they love you. I know they do. We’ll probably never see them again, but don’t worry. I took lots of pictures of all of them. I’ll introduce you when you’re older.”
“Hello, Princess Aria! You are a very special princess for you shall be the first to rule without the interference–umm, assistance of the government! That also means that you may rule in whatever manner you deem to be prudent. I, the queen, will teach you how one must conduct herself as queen when dealing with her subjects, how to dress, and all the skills the queen will need to know.”
“Don’t worry about learning everything all at once. It takes a lifetime to learn how to be an excellent queen. By the time you figure it out, you may have your own princess. Are you excited about ruling the Wonder Kingdom?”
“I think you are too!”