Late afternoon on a Saturday.
I have declined the repeated pleas for?
And a bunny rabbit.
I am wiping down the bathroom sink.
I feel the eyes of condemnation upon me.
They are my Landon.
5 and full of herself.
She is clad in all her dress up
I mean just about the entire trunk of dress up.
Matching elbow length gloves
Silver glitter pumps
5 bracelets on the right
3 on the left
Full of marbles
And princess dominoes
…because you just never know what you will need
White chunky pearl necklace
Think Barbara Bush
As a toddler.
I’m done wit dis”
And where might you be going?”
“I am going to Grandma JuJu’s…
She says she has a house in abalama…
And they has nice beaches dere”
“JuJu loves me…
And she will gives me what I want.”
And not to be outdone.
CLOMP CLOMP CLOMP
Wearing my size 8 ½ Steve Madden wooden clogs….
And a snow white costume.
like a Great Dane….
Is Riverdancing in my house.
“and where are you going little Miss?”
I am waiting…
Will they actually attempt to open the door?
Sneaking a peek.
Here they come…
Back to wiping the counter.
“We needs a get a snack…
For our long walk”
Down they sit…
Happy with their yogurt and sprinkles…
Forgetting all about their trip to Grandma JuJu’s
And leaving me to finish the bathroom.
And the yogurt mess they are now making.
and enjoy being little.
Enjoy watching it.