[lit-ideas] Re: small things

  • From: "John McCreery" <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:01:14 +0900

"Nice story," says one grandpa to another.

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Mike Geary <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  I'm going to tell you why I love life so much.
> I was baby-sitting my 30 month old granddaughter Niamh tonight.  She's
> going through an eczema stage that keeps her awake much longer at bed time
> than usual.  So I was having to lay much longer than usual in bed with her
> rubbing her legs until I thought she was alseep.  But three times I had to
> come back and soothe her itching again.  Evidently I just didn't know the
> trick.  Her mom and dad returned home and Niamh told me, "You have to leave
> now, Adam needs you."  Adam is my 32 year old son.  Niamh is not even 3 yet,
> but those were her exact words, I swear.  She must have been trying to
> protect my feelings, dear, dear child.  I haven't stopped laughing.
> Isn't it astonishing how horrendously cruel and evil human creatures
> can be, but also how inexpressibly wondrous!  God, I love us.
> Mike Geary
> Memphis
> now baby-sitting Adam

John McCreery
The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN
Tel. +81-45-314-9324

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