Monday through Friday, I start my days out with four of my six grandchildren. Most mornings, I get some funny material and try to write it down or use it in a short story, especially from five-year-old Kate and six-year-old Reese.
This morning was no different. Reese made a remark that reminded me of a nursery rhyme and I said, “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many grandchildren, she didn’t know what to do.”
Kate giggled and said, “That rhymes.”
I told her it was a nursery rhyme and I couldn’t remember the rest of it, but I thought it went something like, “She went to the cupboard and the cupboard was bare.”
Reese chimed in and said, “But then she reached into her pocket and found a dollar, so they ordered CC’s Pizza.” She certainly gave it a modern twist.
I actually think I combined two different rhymes. That’s what happens when you get old.
Later, Kate was telling me about a dream she had. She went into great detail explaining there were snakes everywhere and she could see her pre-school teacher and she was yelling to Miss Sherry for help. Then she said she was in a castle and I was there. I looked at her and asked…”I lived in a castle?”
Kate replied, “No, you worked there.”
I can’t even be a princess in a dream!