Late and feeling mildly guilty, I called home from my cellphone. She picked up the phone quickly; the TV shows Caller ID, and she recognized my number.
"Hello!" she exclaimed.
"Hi, sweetie. How was your day?"
"Great!!!" Her voice vibrated with excitement.
"Well, good!" I replied.
Then, before I could say anything else, she rushed these words into the air between us: "Cody asked me to the dance!!!!"
Ah. I understand now.