My little 3-year-old granddaughter noticed us on the security monitors when we walked into a store. “MeeMaw, we’re on television!” she announced. “I know!” I told her. “It’s because we’re STARS.”
“Yes, we ARE stars!” she agreed. “We should have on our sunglasses.” We had to think about whether we truly were stars on the security monitor without having on sunglasses indoors. But then MeeMaw would have to feel around for a shopping cart, and that would not be very star-like behavior. MeeMaw may accidentally grope people or even fall into a shopping cart. Perhaps that would be star-like behavior. Hmmmmm. Would baby Lila qualify as a star even though she doesn’t have sunglasses? Oh, the weighty questions that MeeMaw must ponder daily.
I only went to the store to get hamburger. Zoe apparently went to the store for everything else. “Can I have this?” she asked, pointing to potato chips. “No!” I answered. “I want THIS and this and this!” she said, pointing to various soft drinks. “NO!” I replied. “No, no, no!”
“Why can’t I have them?” she asked.
“Because I don’t have enough money to buy everything in the store!”
“You have to pay for this stuff, MeeMaw?” she asked.
“That’s right, sweetie. Even very pretty people like you and me have to pay for groceries!”
“Well, that’s not fair!” she declared.
“I know. I’ve been saying that for years, but they still make me pay!” I told her.
“Maybe you should wear your sunglasses!” she told me.
Now why didn’t I ever think of that?