Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dang-it-all

Today was Little Ms. Eris's birthday party. The big five. We had a raft of kids in our house to come pay homage to the tiny Goddess of Chaos. It was great - the Numismatist brought crepe paper and party favors - yes, she is a life saver.

Today was nice. Then, it happened. The Little Ms. and I were downstairs on the couch, getting ready to watch a movie and she asked to look at my wedding book. I said ok and she started going through the pages one at a time. After a couple of passes through, I noticed she stopped on the "parents" page a little longer than the rest. The next time through, she decided to name everyone in the pictures. Again, we stopped on the "parents" page. And now, the scene:

"Papa and Daddy."
"Grandma and Mommy."
"Nana and Daddy."
pause....pause....pause....
"Who is that?"
Uncomfortable silence.
"That's just someone who came to the wedding."
"Who is he?"
"That used to Mommy's dad. He's not around anymore."
"Did he die?"
"No, he just doesn't talk to Mommy."
"Maybe he just doesn't like you."


She may be on to something, there.

7 comments:

Numismatist Facts said...

You knew it had to happen sometime. The problem here is that Little Ms. Eris won't just accept any answer. She will keep asking and asking and asking. The next question:
"Why doesn't he like you?"

You better start preparing for that one right away. Good luck.

Athena said...

Ooooh. I don't know what to say.

Muriel said...

You should have just said he died. :) Problem solved. Unless of course she wanted to visit the grave on Memorial Day...

Eris said...

To the answer of "why doesn't he like you?" ... Do you think Little Ms. Eris would understand the word pathological?

Meh, I think I'll stick with Meemoo. I can avoid the Memorial Day visit by telling her he was lost at sea. That happens to SEALs sometimes.

Numismatist Facts said...

Thanks Eris! The last comment started my day with a good laugh!

Athena said...

I just spit my food out from laughing at your comment!

Thanks!

C&K Finley said...

That comment really put a smile on my face! Good luck with the questions!