Allisonisms - Unrelenting Happiness

Allison at the Harvard MA, Festival
Allison's always been a happy kid, but lately she's been bringing the happy with a subtle blissful aggressiveness.

This morning she told me that her teacher has been telling her "No Smiling" which I assume/hope is said in the same way we often joke with her.

Allison explained "But I trick her. I smile when she isn't looking." And then she demonstrated full teeth ear to ear smile with accompanying two shoulder shrug that lit up the entire house.

Christine told me about this one yesterday.

Christine: Allison, please look for your shoes. No playing, just looking.
Allison: Is it okay if i sing while I look?

Until I met my daughter I didn't know you could fit so much happiness in one place.