I sometimes envy The Associates imagination, she can entertain herself and her toys for hours creating elaborate story lines. Today she invented a new word when asked how she felt before she got on stage with her friends to perform at the talent show. Nervicited (ner-vi-cited) means nervous and excited, which I suppose is good because I would never have gotten on the stage at all. The other day I forced myself to sit down and play with this camper she “borrowed” from gramma’s house. It is equipped with all the necessities, a family, a toaster with toast, a cutting board with mushrooms on it, stove, sink, dock, and deck; all in lovely 80’s pastels.
TA: You are the mom, of course.
ME: Is that my huge baby? Is that my Husband?
TA: Yes she is a little big.
ME: Why can’t I stand up all the way? Is it from carrying that giant baby? Why am I the only one doing the dishes and cutting mushrooms?
TA: Actually, Yes. MOM would you let me finish with the back story!
ME: I don’t think that is a very good example for the giant baby. She needs to see the man help.
TA: Nevermind. geez.