Right now, my girl is in school.

In her nooniform and everything.

At 6 this morning she climbed into bed with me, and as I hugged her close I listened to the wind blowing a hoolie, the rain slapping at the windows… and I wanted to hold on to her forever. Just breathing in the delicious smell of her, feeling her warm and sleepy, curled into me like we’ve done so often over the last four and a half years…

…and just refuse to let the world come and take her away.

Not yet.

Course – three hours later she was bustling excitedly into school without a backwards glance. Little Sod.

(apologies to Keris, who read this first…)