The last time I picked up my Grandlittles from school, the little one was pretty anxious to talk to me.
I knew this because she squirmed and wiggled and kept telling me, "I need to talk to you Grandma!"
I told her to go ahead, but she informed me it was a private conversation.
After I got them home and got her sisters settled, we finally got a little bit of time alone.
She climbed into my lap.
"Grandma?" she asked in her squeaky little voice.
"I have some things I need."
Hmmmm..."Ooookay," I queried, "What is it that you need?"
"Well. Grandma. I have a list."
"Oooookay, sweetie pie, what's on the list?"
"Well. Hmmm...let me think what's on my list. Grandma. I need some of that little kid body wash that doesn't smell like boys body wash," she stated.
"I think I can do that, is there anything else on your list?"
"Well. Grandma. I need some toothpaste that isn't spicy. And I lost one of my pink socks. And you know those things that are like fruit rolls ups but they aren't fruit rolls ups? Those are on my list, too."
I was puzzled. "Do you mean toothpaste that isn't minty? And maybe you should ask your Mom where your pink sock is. And do you mean fruit bits? Like those Sponge Bob shaped things?"
"Nooo...Grandma! You know. The fruit roll up things that aren't fruit roll ups!"
"Well, Morgan," I replied, "I think I'm going to have a hard time remembering all this. Maybe you should go get your list."
"What list, Grandma?" she said, looking all kinds of puzzled.
"Your list. The list where you have all these things written down. Can you go to your backpack and get your list?"
"Grandma! You're joking me, right?"
I was confused. "Huh? I'm not kidding. I won't remember all that, can you go get your list?"
"Grandma! Seriously. I don't have a list. I'm just a little kid. I don't know how to write!"
"But Momo. You told me you had a list."
"Grandma! I do have a list. But it's inside my head."
And now that I've actually written a list on paper, the only big task that remains is finding out what the thing is that is like a fruit roll up but isn't a fruit roll up.