As I was changing into my suit at the pool today, a little girl, maybe 8 years old, came busting into the locker room, singing at the top of her lungs. Her mom was trailing behind. I figured the mom would catch up and tell her to quiet down. Instead, I heard this:
Girl: Kiss me… k-k-kiss me…
Mom: (grinning) infect me with your love and…
Together, they belted out Katy Perry’s “E.T.” either unaware or unbothered by all of the people around them, smiling the entire time.
Girl: Mom! Are we going to swim outside or inside?
Girl: But Mom! It’s so nice out today!
Mom: (chuckling) Not that nice out yet.
I couldn’t help but head to the pool with a spring in my step.