Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A day with Reese...

Hey Papa... let's talk.

Let's have a chat, a conversation, let's have a dialogue.

Let's get together and chat about things.

Well, it kind of worked for Hillary... kind of.

So anyways, where'd you go today Papa? You left me here with Grandma J all day and we had a ball. I showed her a bunch of things.

We visited for a bit and then I took a little nap.

It wasn't all that long... just long enough to recharge my little, new battery and get her to pay attention to me again.

Actually Papa, Grandma is fun to mess with.

Just when she thinks I'm drifting off into slumber land... just when she thinks she might have an hour or two of "quiet time" I let her know I'm awake and ready to chat, talk, have a dialogue.

She makes the funniest faces when she talks.

Come to think of it you do too. All of you do.

Why is it that you "adults" make such fools of yourselves when you interact with us little folks?

I mean, it's not like I'm complaining because I'm not but when I talk to my cousins they all tell me "it's a grown up thing".

I'm guessing you think I can't understand a word you're saying.

Nothing could be farthest from the truth.

You know, us kids... we have our ways of communicating. You all pick up on it pretty fast though, I'll give you that.

Papa, when Grandma sees my face turning red and there's nothing but grunts coming out of me she knows exactly what I'm doing and exactly what to do...

... she gets a dry, non soiled, comfortable thingy and puts it on me after she takes that sticky, wet one off of me. And I get a warm, cleansing, sink bath to boot.

Now that's body language!

You now, you're a bit slow on the uptake. You've gotta pay a bit more attention to Grandma about these things.

Take a few pointers from her.

You can be hilarious sometimes... concocting ways on how to get around the "change poopoo thingy" moment.

But one of these days, ONE OF THESE DAYS it's just going to be you and me...

Grandma's going to be out somewhere, Mommy and Daddy are going to be out doing something, you're going to be alone with me for a bit of time and I'm gonna let one go.

One I've been saving just for you!

And then... and then I'll give Grandpa Jerry the same present. Or maybe he'll get the present first.

I really haven't decided.

You Papa's seem to think you're below the radar... you're not. At least not mine!

It all involves timing, opportunity and... well, you know what else.

I'll see ya' later Papa(s).


Sunshine said...

Oh she is so adorable....I can feel a broody moment coming on!

One day we will be like you and have the grandchildren to look after - hopefully not yet, don't want any teenage pregnancies in this house.

Ed was great with nappies..(you call them diapers I think!) None of our kids' grand-dads' ever changed one though.

You and J must be keeping really busy with your nephew and grandchildren - sounds like it anyway!

Take care and good thoughts to you and J

Dennis said...

Hi Sue,

She is adorable. She's laughing, trying to talk, has her first two teeth, lights up the room with her smile... yah, she's adorable.

Don't get me wrong, I did the diaper thing with the kids (and will with the grandkids... if necessary). But I'm not overly fond of it. I'd rather be wrestling a pit bull or tackling a rushing half back.

Yah, we're busy as all get out right now. We're in the middle of a move. Because of work I had to travel across the state for a couple of days so I'm writing this from my motel room. I'll be back at home tomorrow afternoon. Right now Jackie's pulling the weight (with my son and daughter in law... and Reese and Andrew).

At best it's a bit tumultuous right now.

Thanks Sue. Say HI to Ed and the kids!


Andrea said...

Thanks Dennis. This was great. That was a funny day. She always has lots to say now. I can't wait for more pictures with the new lense! Just wait till she really can tell us what's going on. I think she'll have lots to say. Anyways. Thanks for posting this.