Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday night date



















I have a date, so this will be brief. Xander, who'll turn 3 at the end of August and who is Absolute Perfection (and I'm completely unbiased, nevermind that he's my grandson) has come to spend the night. There are legos all over the floor of the gameroom, and we've built a number of interesting (and quite phallic) objects. Xander is equally interested in taking legos apart, though, down to their smallest components. His small motor skills are excellent, but every once in a while he encounters a problem and when this happens, he brings me the lego pieces and says politely, "Need help, gamma!"

Kath says that a couple of weeks ago, when she said, "Xander! Do you want to go see Grandma?" he stripped off all his clothes and chose a new outfit and dressed himself. He rang the doorbell (which is about at eyeball level for him) and when I answered the door, there he stood: barefoot, in a Captain Nemo t-shirt, Buzz Lightyear training pants (fetchingly worn backwards), and a bicycle helmet.

Hey! I've had dates show up in worse!

OK, time to watch Toy Story.

7 comments:

Albert said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a comment in my journal--- Xander is a cutie, and from what I understand from some friends of mine, all little boys like to wear their training underpants with the action figures on the front, LOL! --Albert

Neil said...

It really does sound like the perfect date. He even dressed up for you. So few men do that anymore...

emmapeelDallas said...

LOL! Thanks for the comment. Don't I know it!

Paul said...

After reading your Shalott entry, I was going to jump on a plane to Dallas. But how could I compete with that?

emmapeelDallas said...

Hmmmmmmmm...I guess it'd depend on what you'd be wearing when you rang my doorbell...

;p

Sierrajazz said...

What a precious precious grandson. A real cutie. With a date like that what more could you want??

Marc said...

What a Marvelous Date! ..... He came with two front row tickets to "the splendor of childhood innocense"...I am certain you had a fabulous view!
.....Marc :)