My adorable 5 year-old niece was riding in the car next to me in the backseat, as my parents were dropping me off at the airport at the end of my vacation home. After a weekend spent playing in the sun together, my niece's freckles had doubled. I looked lovingly at her cute, sleeping face and said quietly, "Aw, look at all those freckles." She must have not been asleep yet because she opened her eyes only a slit, peered at me wordlessly, and raised her left fist. Then, ever so slowly, with perfect dramatic timing, she raised her middle finger.
How's that for a goodbye?