Today The Princess and I went out to Mother's Day lunch, just the two of us.
Going out to a restaurant, just the two of us, is a new enough thing to have a lot of shininess attached to it. After all, we had to wait for everyone else to leave home, temporarily, to really have the opportunity. I enjoyed discussing the menu with her, because it happens that she has been to this particular Japanese restaurant many times with her dad, while I have been there only once. (As Pure Luck can tell you, there is no bread at Japanese restaurants, so we enjoy sushi, etc, when he is out of town. I cannot convince him that Chicken Tempura is the new, improved version of Chicken Fingers.)
We both wanted a Shrimp Tempura roll, but The Princess lobbied for the version containing Unagi.
"Um. Eel. Ew."
"Mom, what is your problem with eel."
"Tell you what," I said, "when you pay for the sushi, I'll try eel."
"I'll start saving up now," she said.