Hank: (sitting opposite my on the train home from Porto waiting for departure) This was just the best day. Just the best.
Me: (getting settled for the hour+ train ride home) Buddy, I am so glad.
Hank: I just loved this day so much and I know I sometimes have a bad attitude or get sassy and try and tell you I hate my life, but I don’t, I love my life and I love days like this so much.
Me: Thank you so much for saying so.
Hank: I appreciate so much that you took your afternoon to come with me to Porto Editora (where Hank does voiceover work). Today was really fun and all the people there were great and I wasn’t nervous at all and then buying me a iced mint mocha on the way home AND a trip into Tiger! I mean, I think Tiger is my favorite store and I just had so much fun browsing, no THE WHOLE DAY was fun, from school to having lunch on the train to Porto and talking with the family who shared our seat section! Just the whole day (sigh), thank you, mom.
Me: It was my absolute pleasure.
Hank: OH! And I almost forgot! How was your time in Porto while we worked? Did you have fun with Kylie’s mom.
Me: Who’s name is Rebecca and yes we did, indeed. We went on a bit of a walkabout and found simply the coolest artsy-fartsy Central Commercial with these gigantic sweet gum trees in the courtyard and tons of cool shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. I can’t wait to go back there. I think it will be my new go-to spot for lunch with friends.
Hank: So we both had the best day?
Me: Yes, I think that is a fair assessment.
Hank: I love that. I am so happy. I am going to remember this day the next time I hate everything.
Me: Life is a mix of ebb and flow, pal. You need a variety of challenges to teach you prospective.
Hank: (digging his headphones out of his bag) Really good motivational advice, mom. You should really consider writing this conversation down for the blog.
Me: (chuckles) Thanks for the suggestion.
Hank: Now, if it’s okay with you I’d like to listen to some music and relax. Are you okay? If you need me I can keep talking with you.
Me: Dive right in, buddy.
Hank: Thanks, mom.
Me: (grinning at his reflection in the window as we pull into the tunnel that leads us out of São Bento train station and towards home.