My daughters like to talk. Call it a girl thing, say it’s because I chattered endlessly to them when they were babies, or maybe they just have a lot to say. It’s when they are not talking, that I know something is up. The summer before my oldest daughter began Kindergarten, her ideas could be flowing at 100mph, but if someone asked her the dreaded, “Are you excited to start Kindergarten?” question, she would slam on the silence brakes.

It was such an unusual reaction for her, not just because of her love of conversation, but also because she has such a zest for life (more…)