Kavya: Mommy, can you…

Kavya: Mommy, can you open this? (packet of gummy fruits, after-school snacks)

Me: Yes. How about a kiss? (as I open the packet and hand it to her)

Kavya: (plants a smacker on my cheek and takes her gummies away) It's like money for buying this!

She appears to comprehend the basic parent-child economy. At least at this age, we get paid for our labor in kisses.

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