So Valentine walks into the mall one night last month and sees Willard's buddies, Max and Jake, loitering by the door. Val says, "Hey guys, who ya lookin' for?"
And they both say, "Your Mom!!"
Val laughs and says, "Seriously, what are you guys doin'?"
"Waitin' on Your Mom!!"
Val, of course, gets that investigator look on her face as if these poor boys have been reduced to calling the neighbors to pick them up at the mall due to child neglect. Sensing this, the boys burst into laughter and say, "Willard ran around the corner to hide when we saw you coming in. We're really waiting on your Mom!"
The pumpkin was over tonight. She's almost her normal self and it is so good to see. I haven't seen her in over a week since I was sick last week and she doesn't need to be around anyone who is sick according to sane people everywhere. What with the fact that she'd just come home from the hospital, it's been hard, but I was finally well and we went out for ice cream last night. Fun times! She was adamant that she would also come over this morning, but I had to work and the kiddies had to go to school, so I told her she could come over Friday. I was surprised when they dropped by tonight.
She was busy giving me crap this evening, dontcha know. My guess is, bouyed by her new healthiness she needs her sarcasm, joke outlet, and dance partner back. We were eating and she said, "It tastes like...(cuts her eyes at me)...old woman!"
Yeah, she's back with bells on. She insisted on spending the night again, but I told her, "This weekend baby girl!"
And I walked her to the car, we sang about the moon and chased our shadows, and she said, "I love you Granny."
It just doesn't get any better than that. Well, the part where she had NSYNC "Bye, Bye, Bye" playing on Vision's Ipod, convinced Willard to dance for her, and Vision recorded it and posted it up on MySpace was almost that good. As I said, Fun Times!
Her Mommy informs me that they were discussing where the pumpkin would go to college and she said, "I guess I'll go to pawtown!"
Keep workin' in, Veritas. I think you've got a convert! I'm assuming, however, that she believes you'll still be there. Chilling, that.
Speaking of chilling, Willard came in fourth, fourth in the high jump this evening at the freshman track meet. This would be the event that allowed him a varsity spot. Sigh. He slipped and slid in his second jump for 5'10 and never recovered. He won the disc walking away, even beating at least one varsity qualifying score and just practicing these last three weeks. Bishop says if he keeps it up he'll definitely get a track scholarship. Given these dismal economic times, I'm overjoyed with that possibility.
As I told my Daddy this evening, I bet you never in your wildest dreams thought you'd have a grandkid in college on a track scholarship. What ARE the odds? Daddy mentioned the milkman...twice.
Ouch! Am I that clumsy? Nevermind.