The scene:  the living room couch

The players:  Troy and Mommy

Time:  early evening

Troy is playing Mario “race” (Mario Kart).

Mommy is on the laptop writing a research paper.

Troy:  “Mommy?”

Mommy:  “Yes, bubby.”

Troy takes his hand and pats Mommy’s leg.

Troy:  “You are my best friend Mommy.”

Mommy:  “You are my best friend too.”

Troy:  “I love you mommy.”

Mommy:  “I love you too Bo.”

A few minutes pass…

Mommy:  “Will you always be my best friend, Bo?”

Troy: “Yes mommy.”

Mommy:  “I will always be your best friend too.”

Troy:  “I love you mommy.”

Mommy:  “I love you Bo.”