Our Grandlittles had an early out from school on Wednesday and I picked them up and brought them to the house.
For some reason the littlest Grandlittle and the biggest Grandlittle were in a bickery mood with each other. They pretty much just played separately and didn't interact much at all.
When Mr. Jenny and I were driving them to meet their Mom, I suggested that we all take turns telling what we admired about each other.
We started with Grandpa.
Oh my. We all thought Grandpa was smart, and good at basketball, and a good-dog-taker-care-of-person, etc.
They all thought I was nice and kind to everyone and patient and a good hugger.
When we got to the biggest Grandlittle, Grandpa went first. "Oh," he said, "You are good at basketball and you are very smart."
I went next. "You are sooo patient with animals and are so loving when anyone is hurt."
The middle Grandlittle said something like, "You help me with my homework."
And finally, it was the littlest Grandlittle, Miss Mo's, turn.
"Hmmmm..." she said, thoughtfully with her finger on her lip in deep concentration.
"Hmmm...give me a minute here...hmmm..."
The oldest Grandlittle got a little annoyed, 'Well, gee, Momo, that's really nice of you...you can't think of anything?"
Mo continued to contemplate the difficult task.
I said, "Mo, can't you think of anything nice that you like about Julia?"
"Wellll..." she finally said, "Okay! I have it! You gave me a quarter. Once."
Then she hesitated.
"But I think that was about a year ago."
We were all silent.
Mr. Jenny and I were trying not to laugh out loud.
I cleared my throat, "Well, Miss Mo, that was a nice thing for her to do then, right?"
Mo thought a minute more and then reiterated, "Yeah, she gave me a quarter once."
And we moved on.