A few weeks ago, my granddaughter stayed the night with me. Earlier, her brothers and I had gone to see a movie that she wouldn't have liked. Since she had been to all age appropriate movies showing at the theaters, we went to a store and bought a Barbie movie that she hadn't seen. While we were there, we strolled through the girl's toy aisle. We discussed just about every doll and toy for girls, that we saw.
She said things like “I don’t like that doll.” And “Her eyes scare me.” I said things like, “I like that Barbie dress.” And “I’d wear that if I could squeeze into it.” When we got to the end of our window shopping, she said (get ready with your tissue), “You’re the only person who has ever talked to me like this, in a store. I like talking to you.”
Speaking of grandsons (first paragraph). Due to their solid interest in Legos, I wish I'd invented or at least invested in Legos.
I was looking through a drawer, that I don’t often use, and found an old bottle of perfume from Avon. I used to love the scent—a bunch of years ago. As I pulled it out of the drawer, I had that ‘aww’ feeling and, for old time’s sake, sprayed it in the air, then leaned in to take a whiff. Let’s just say, sometimes you shouldn't go home again. Sometimes you should leave "old times sake" in the drawer. P.S. I had to take a shower to remove the smell of nostalgia.
In Missouri spiders are hanging from the trees again. While mowing, I carry a stick with one hand and drive with the other. This is awkward and probably dangerous.
That’s all the random morsels that I can muster. Here are questions just for you.
- Do you have a cologne you used to wear and loved, but now turns your stomach?
- What toy do you wish you had invented or invested in?
- While mowing, would you rather be hit in the face with a spider (hanging from a tree) or a squirrel? My answer is squirrel, but don't let that influence you.