By Diane Ako
Olivia had a glow stick, the kind that you have to snap to start the chemical reaction to get it to light up. She activated it and then left it lying around.
"You should enjoy it now, because it'll stop glowing after tonight," I reminded her.
There is always the Why question, which I fielded with, "Nothing lasts forever. Things will stop working or fall apart after a while."
Olivia looked at my sweater and said without any sarcasm, "Like your sweater?"
I happened to be wearing a sweater that I really like. I bought it in Alaska at a farmers market. It's very hippie, but it reminds me of a great trip. Plus, it's warm and cozy. I wear it very occasionally.
It has horizontal stripes and the yarn is woven to intentionally have threads dangling out. I admit it's completely unfashionable as seen by urban eyes, but this was Alaska, OK? It totally fit at the time.
Oh my gosh. Should I really stop wearing this sweater since a kid said it looks like it's about to fall apart? See picture:
Kids. So honest!!!