This literal little girl loves to read.She is a very good reader..
reading about 2 years above her grade level.
I love to watch her and her friend,
sitting in Barnes & Noble
reading a book! In a world where there are
so many wordily distractions, I am
glad to see kids reading.
After we leave Barnes & Noble
we head to Olive Garden for lunch.
A treat reserved for once-in-a-while.
They order their food.
We eat and as we are about to leave
we see Lulu's ex-babysitter,Miss G,
who now has a life..
and doesn't babysit anymore.
She chit chats with Lulu and tells her
how much she has grown.
Lulu, she says, maybe someday
when you are a little older and I have
kids you can babysit for me..
just like I did for you.
No, Lulu says, thank you,
but I really don't want to.
Oh, sure you will I don't mean right
now...I mean when you get older.
No, Lulu says, very seriously,
I won't want to.
Why not? Asks MissG, smiling.
Well, because you were mean when
you babysat so your kids will probably
be mean too.
MissG's mouth dropped open in surprise.
My mouth dropped open in surprise.
(or maybe it was mortification...sometimes
I get those two mixed up.)
MissG recovering nicely said,
Lulu, I wasn't mean..
Yes, yes you were, MissG.
You were mean.
We said our goodbyes and left.
When we got in the parking lot
her Mom and I started laughing
hysterically. We hooted and howled
with tears in our eyes. I could hardly
catch my breath.
Finally..my daughter said,
Lulu! Why did you ever say that?
Lulu, very earnestly, said..
Because it's the truth...
The moral of the story is...
never ask a question you don't
already know the answer to.
Especially if the person in front of you
is our Little Lulu.