Jesse and I took the GGs to lunch yesterday. Crewcraw couldn’t make it; so it was just us girls. That fact did not escape GBN1. Not much gets by that girl! Lots of funny things happened while eating with the girls – as always. Jesse and GBN2 set across from GBN1 and me. Both girls were pretty good, but GBN2 kept getting out of her seat, which was a big no-no. At one point in my best teacher voice I said, "Ma’am you better get back over here!" The lady at the next table jumped and looked a little surprised. Then she started laughing when she realized that I was not talking to her, but to my granddaughter. We all got a big kick out of the lady when she said, "I thought you were talking to me and I was going obey." Yep, the teacher voice does it every time. The lady was also very impressed with my GGS and their signing (ASL) ability, but then children are great with languages (and my GGs are just exceptional anyway). When I asked GBN1 how to sign "skunk," she pointed her little bum at me and said, "Psssst." I was horrified, "That is not how you sign skunk!" She just laughed and did it again. Jesse was ROFLOL. "Who told you that was how to sign skunk?" GBN1 replied, "A skunk."
GBN2 was not eating her chicken, but instead she was licking her ketchup out of the little plastic container getting it all over her face. She didn’t seem too afraid of me across the table, and the teacher voice was not having much impact. Jesse seemed oblivious until I got after Jesse to get after GBN2 (delegating authority). Jesse got her to eat her chicken by pretending to be the mamma bird feeding the baby bird. GBN2 loved this game. GBN2 would open her mouth while Jesse dropped in bits of chicken. GBN2 would blink her big eyes. She was quite the ham. Or should I say baby bird?
Jesse is off in The City today at a Renaissance Fair. I’m sure she will have some great photos – maybe even better than last year.