Tulip looked through a kaleidoscope and spotted Wolfie's sunflower plant.
"Can I water it?" she asked.
I explained that it was Wolfie's special plant and then offered her this, "But maybe tomorrow for your preschool graduation you'll get a special plant all of your own..."
I had actually planned to do this.
She jumped into my lap and squealed, "This is going to be the second best graduation ever!"
"What was the first best graduation?" I wondered.
"Ummm...probably that time that you and I sat side by side and ate pudding at a picnic."
I looked at her smiling face through the kaleidoscope and her happiness spun out into a million pieces.