room in my heart

Tonight, Ava said, “I love you with all my heart and only you because I only have one heart.”

I gently remind her that there is room for everyone in her heart and say,  “I love lots of people. I love you, Mia, daddy, all my family and friends. There’s room for everyone, even if you just have one heart.”

She thinks a moment and says, “Me too. I love Mia, you, daddy, grandma, and grandpa.”

She pauses and says,

“I love all the people in the world!”

Then there is one more short silence, before she says,

“Except for the bad people.”

Well, okay then.

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