When Addie tells me a story, it’s all I can do to keep from cracking up. I want her stories to go on and on. She is so funny. She loves to sing and seems to have a decent singing voice but that could be just because I’m comparing it to my own and I cannot sing. She used to want to be a pop star and one day a couple of years ago, I said to her “You’ll be a great pop star but please don’t say bad words.” She was so offended. She said “Fine. I will NOT be a pop star.” Then for months, when someone would ask her what she wanted to be, she’d say “I can’t be what I want to be because of Granny!” Good! I can think of a lot better things to be than a pop star.
Now, she wants to be a basketball star. She has long legs! When she’s telling a story, she makes the funniest facial expressions. She really gets into it.
Last night she was telling me that they have balls at school and they aren’t really basketball balls but she can dribble them.
Addie: They have one of those score shoot things.
Me: What’s a score shoot thing?
Addie: You know! You shoot the ball through it and make a score.
Me: A basketball goal?
Addie: Yes .. that’s what I said . . a score shoot!
There was some kind of girls’ team in the hotel. Addie asked me in the room if I thought they were basketball players. I told her I didn’t know but if I saw them in the breakfast area tomorrow, I could ask. I told her that I would tell them how good she is at basketball and they might want her to join their tea.
She said “Granny! Did you forget I’m just a kid? And besides, how would they get a shirt with a number on it in my size?”
I love having conversations with her!