Sunday, October 08, 2017
IF you want to know the REAL TRUTH, Listen to a Seven Year Old!
On the earthquakes - "That's why I'm going to be a scientist, so I can understand when those things
are going to happen before they do.
On the hurricanes - "Ditto"
On the massacre in Las Vegas - "That man was really angry, really sad and really lonely"
On the bulldozer outside the dining room window, desecrating the hillside, and the old cactus that
must be at least fifty years old, "That should be against the law".
I must admit, while he was watching cartoons on Saturday morning, I took this photo and realized his
legs ARE getting much longer.
One of the other fun things for both of us was looking at family photos that he had never seen.
Photos of his dad saving dolphins when he worked with US Parks and Wildlife; photos of many family Christmases in Houston before he was born; photos of cousins as babies and photos of he
and Matilda as babies. His exclamations and questions were a delight. The most excited he got
was when I showed him a photo of a family reunion at my brother's 70th birthday in 2003 when lots of cousins came from all over. Seb was thrilled to know he has LOTS of cousins even though he has not met many of them.
It is a treat to see things through the eyes of children. There is no filter. Like when Seb exclaimed that his Uncle Rich had hair and dark hair at that! Or a photo of me probably thirty years ago and he exclaimed about how young I was............I chuckle now just thinking about it.
As we went to sleep on Friday night, he was talking about all the family and about the fact that he is going to grow up to be a scientist............then there was no more talking. I knew he was asleep and I also knew that he was still holding my hand. Ahhh, the joys of being a Grammy.