When Addie and I were arriving in Texas, she noticed right off the bat that Texans are proud of Texas. She kept saying “Why does EVERYTHING say Texas on it?” Chad had told her that Dairy Queen is the official stop sign of Texas (per their ad) and explained that to her. She saw a Whataburger sign and told me she ALWAYS stops there when she’s in Texas. I never noticed how much “Texas” you see in Texas, along with Texas flags prominently displayed everywhere – something I’ve never really noticed in other states. Addie comments every time we leave the house about all the Texas flags and Texas signs.
Today she picked up Rita’s little shirt and looked at it.
She wanted to put the shirt on Rita and I said “not now”.
Addie: Oh, that’s right . . you aren’t in the USA.
Me: We are too in the USA.
Addie: Grannie . . we’re in TEXAS!!
Me: Texas is part of the USA . . just like Missouri and Louisiana.
Addie: Oh, Granny! You know Texas is NOT part of the USA. They have their own flag and it’s everywhere!
Then I explained to her that most people who live in Texas love Texas and are proud to be here.
Addie: But . . YOU don’t want to live here. You want to live in Missouri.
Me: NO! I love living here. I just want to live closer to you.
Addie: That’s ok. I’ll tell mom and dad that we should move here.
Grand idea but I’m not holding my breath on that one.