No place like home

December 30, 2010

“All you have to do is tap your heels together and say, ‘There’s no place like home,’ and you’ll get there,” said the mother to her four-year-old. “See? Try it if you want to go home so badly.”

He looked up at her from his perch in the stroller he was already outgrowing. She didn’t want to give it up quite yet — there were still times when he tired before the rest of the family.

“But you just did it,” he said. “And you’re still right here.”

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