Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Oh boy!"

I'm starting to get to know more of my neighbors, because on the way home from dropping off Lennon, I encounter quite a few of them.  I see one family in particular just about every day.  The older girl rides her bike and looks a lot like the little girl who dies in that Bridge to Terebithia movie, so of course I instantly want to hug her.  Her little sister rides in a wagon pulled by her dad, and she always has a nest of messy blonde hair and footie pajamas, and I adore her.  

I started out just nodding to them.  That seemed most appropriate, what with the earliness and the hotness and the lateness to school.  Then, about two weeks ago, I introduced the, "Hi!" and worked my way up to a quick, somewhat hesitant, forced cheerful because, remember, it's early, but still quite friendly "Good morning!" along with the nod.  I felt pretty good about it.  

This morning, the one in the wagon looked up at me through a curtain of yellow hair, and said (with awe?  anger?), "You sound just like Mickey Mouse."  

And you know what?  I COMPLETELY DO!

7 comments:

The Wizzle said...

You do, a bit! Kids have a way of breaking the ice in spectacularly humbling fashion, don't they?

Eric said...

You should have responded by kicking the wagon over. And when she started to cry you could say "You sound like a failure".

Renee said...

Eric, I fall in love with you more and more every day.

Anonymous said...

That pretty funny, Eric! I needed a good laugh!
Eliza

stacie and geoffrey... said...

HA!

monika said...

haha. mickey mouse.

mrsmouthy said...

Please, PLEASE put a video of yourself on your blog singing "M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E." You owe it to the world.