August 24, 2009
Conversation with a Four Year Old
Little Miss Lou (not missing a beat): Yes, I’d like one of those bowls you keep fish in.
Me (stammering): Um, I think that’s too big to fit in my suitcase. They probably won’t let me bring that on the airplane.
Little Miss Lou (not missing another beat): OK, I’ll take a box of toys.
Me (stammering yet again): I thought you might like me to MAKE you something. Do you remember that flower pin I had on my sweater the last time I visited?
Little Miss Lou (so sweetly now): Oh, I do, Auntie J. It was so pretty on your sweater. Can you make me one of those?
Me (having regained my composure): Of course, I’ll make you one!
Little Miss Lou (twinkle in her eye): You know I love orange!