Zina: “You know, even though, since I’ve raised our kids since they were tiny and cared for them, I of course feel very close to them, there’s also this thing where they’re different from me and mysterious to me. They look different from me, they have different life experiences, and I can’t go everywhere they go or read their minds, so even though I’m closer to them than almost anyone else, they’re still separate from me and I can’t know them completely.”
Dean: “Yeah. Yesterday when I was driving Ike and his friends to school, after they’d traded Bakugans — Isaac traded his big one for two small ones — they started talking and they were going on and on, and I thought, ‘He really knows a LOT about this — more than I’ll ever know — he cares about Bakugan so he’s taken the time to learn all about them.”
Zina: “Now you know how I feel about your engineering.”
Footnote: When I was titling this post, I got deja vu and did a search of my own blog. Sure enough, I’d used the title before, although for a different reason.