Below is something I wrote in 2011.
Just some thoughts:
Often I take our grandkids with me when I run errands, generally with the promise, “If you are good, we will stop at the juice and cookie place.” Actually it is my coffee place.
Today I had five year old Delaney and her little three year old brother Jake. Generally when I have them in the car with me I “pump them up.” Meaning we hit on the theme that if they go places with me they have to act like a lady and a gentleman, no yahoos or honyocks. Not sure of the meaning of both these words and certainly not sure of the spelling; but these were two favorites of one of my old high school coaches. He often used those two words in reference.
Finally, later in the day, as we pull in the driveway to our house and before I unbuckle them, we have another review. Coffee and juice place rating was good, post office, not so good, drugstore, okay. So I ask them, “Well, we didn’t get a perfect rating like we had hoped for, did we? What are we going to tell your mother and Mimi?” Only from the mouths of babes, Delaney said to me, “Who says we have to tell them?” Before we went further she then said… “Two out of ‘free,’ (she is a bit duchy) that’s not bad.” Case closed with no further review.
I guess if we adults could get a rating of “two out of 'free” that wouldn’t be too bad either, would it?
August 2, 2011