We were watching American Idol and Coldplay was on singing “Every teardrop is a waterfall”. My 16-year old stepson, who is normally holed up in his room, has lately been making it a habit to hang out with us in the evening. My 14-year old daughter was in the kitchen struggling with a science project for school where she had to create a rocket out of a soda bottle.
“Do you need any help?” my stepson asked her.
“No, I think I got it. I’m just not sure what to do with the nose,” she said. And as she explained what her idea was, he got up to help her anyways – this from two kids who could barely look at each other just a few months ago.
And as they worked together, a tiny, secret waterfall may have made a trickle in our living room.