After a tough week, we really needed today. Froggy was in super-fun mode. We walked through the Venice canals and down the pier. She chased the sea gulls, and said "hi" to a little boy about fifty times until he finally submitted and said, "hey" back. We had ice cream and on our walk back to the car, Froggy stopped and said 'hello' to a homeless guy who seemed like his spirits were lifted by her warm greeting. I love that she is completely unaware of the facts of life, how adults ignore those men sitting on the curb with a bottle of Jack, collecting cardboard and cans, waiting for someone to walk by and notice them, acknowledge their existence. I imagine that after a while, even they wonder if they're still here. And then a kid like Froggy comes along and reminds them that they matter.