the other morning when jeff left for a bike ride tatum was so upset that she started to cry for him. she went upstairs to find solice in her sleeping sister. she climbed up in bed with her and laid next to her crying until she woke up. i followed her up the stairs to see if i could help to calm her down. i peeked inside the room and saw them looking at each other and i heard this:
jenna: what's wrong tates?
tatum: i miss daddy.
jenna: where did he go?
tatum: he went on a bike ride.
jenna: oh, he'll be back.
tatum: i know but i didn't want him to leave.
jenna: ooooohhh (and as sweet as a big sister could be she rolled over to be closer to her and my heart about burst with pride over the sweet and tender way that jenna loved her. )
tatum: (immediately stopped crying) your breath stinks!
the tender moment became a priceless one. they didn't know i was listening to them but i couldn't keep from busting up so they figured out pretty quick that i was spying.