Riley has been having a hard time learning her latest form in martial arts. So I took the camcorder, with the intention of asking the teacher to go slow so she could practice at a home while watching the tape.
Prior to class, I was testing the video recorder in the hall. It didn't work last time I tried this, the battery was not right, but anyway, I started recording the kids, interviewing them, making sure we were all set.
I asked Seth some questions. He zoomed in and out like Letterman, extreme close up, backing up, back to the camera again. He is such a goof. Then I grilled Riley for a bit. What's it like to be nine? Why do you like cats so much? Where'd you get that dimple? As I was wrapping it up I asked her, jokingly, "How much do you love your mother?"
She looked into the camera, paused and said,
"More than you love yourself."