Cub and I were walking to the store today on a busy street, cars zipping by. And I put him on the inner half of the sidewalk so I’d be closer to the cars. In the past, I had explained to him that umma and appa walk on the outside closer to the cars to protect him because we love him.
As I did that, he said to me, “Umma, when I become a man, I’m going to walk on the outside and you’re going to walk on the inside.”
“Aww, you’re going to protect umma?”
“Yes.” And he pulled his shoulders back and walked a little straighter. “See, I’m almost a man.”