Grandma came out for a visit again recently and we had a ball. Of course you were spoiled with candy and all kinds of other awesome things but I think the thing you liked most was spending time with Grandma.
Mommy and I often talk about what's next for us. Is Seattle our future or is something else. You seem to be a strong Seattle proponent and keep saying you want to live in Seattle. Pronounced "Sat-ee-iel" or something like that. You speak very well but Seattle is just one of those words that hasn't made the cut yet. It's okay, the way you say it is pretty darn cute. Anyhow, when we talk about it, it usually goes something like this:
Daddy: "Do you think we should move somewhere babycakes? New York? Australia? North Carolina? Spain?"
Maya: "No! I want to stay in SATEEIELE!"
Mommy: "But what about Grandma? Don't you want to live closer to Grandma so she can visit more?"
Maya: "I want Grandma to move to SATEEIELE too!"
The other day we heard the ice cream truck in our neighborhood. You about lost your shiznit.
Maya: "DADDY! DADDY! THE ICE CREAM TRUCK! THE ICE CREAM TRUCK! GET YOUR DOLLARS!"
Daddy: "I don't have any dollars on me!" (Will paper money still be a thing by the time you read this?)
Maya: "Oh... Grandma always had dollars for the ice cream truck."
Yup. I wouldn't doubt that every day Grandma stayed home with you and you heard the ice cream truck, you both sprinted to get you some ice cream.
So I was prepared the next time. We heard the ice cream truck again a few days later and just like Eddie Murphy describes in Delirious... "ICE CREAM!!!" This time I had dollars. We sprinted to the truck and got our ice cream.
While we wear eating our ice cream you said
Maya: "Daddy? Do you remember that song Grandma always sang to me?"
Daddy: "No sweetie pie, I don't."
That was the best version I could get you doing on camera. Of course the first one was the best but we don't have cameras wired up to our eyeballs (yet... not just yet) so I missed that version.
I love you sweet pea and this post is for Grandma because I promised you that I would share it with her today.