I came home the other night after an 11 hour day at work. I was hungry and tired. Tired was winning out over hungry but hungry kept grumbling at me. Calypso heard me struggling with inertia and said she'd make me dinner. I declined because she had worked her nanny job the same day. This week we let her start that job slowly to see how she reacts to the energy expenditure in the wake of having mono. She offered two more times and I declined again. Finally she declared she'd be making me something whether I asked her to or not so I'd better just cooperate and tell her what I wanted. I acquiesced to a simple salad. She served it with a flourish and announced she'd also gotten hired that day for another job at a local store. We've been concerned about adding that to her schedule as well, not wanting her to overwork herself. The good thing is the process required before starting at the store will take another couple of weeks so she will still have extra time to recover before taking that on.
After the salad and her news she asked if I'd take her out for frozen yogurt. How could I say no to a kid who is being so thoughtful and who had such good news to share?