i'm sweeping the floor
nik - oh look, mom, there's a hair on the floor.
me - oh, thanks
reaching for the strand with the broom
nik (quite frantically) - no mom! DON'T!!
sweep. sweep. swept.
me - why not?
nik - i was gonna say something to it.
me - what?
nik - nothing. (then inaudible whispering directed at the dustpan)
me - what did you say to it?
nik - "i hope you have a great time in the garbage truck"
really? a piece of hair? not even an ant or a stray blueberry but a piece of hair? silly girl.