One afternoon, Adriana and I sat in front of the fan, reading stories and trying to stay cool. When we finished one book, I was feeling silly, so I scooped her up into a big squeeze and gave her a noisy kiss on the cheek. "Smoochies!" I said to her.
She pulled away and looked at me. "Mom! Day dat word 'gain."
"What word? Smoochies?" I gave her another kiss, and she giggled.
"I wike dat word." And she pushed her face against mine. "Moo-mies!"