Friday, April 3, 2009
Last night David Letterman and Michael J Fox were reminiscing. Years ago, Dave had asked Michael what it was like to have little children around. Michael told him, it was basically like suicide watch.
It brought to mind this story. My daughter's new home in Oklahoma has a small fish pond in the back yard. I had Marcy email a picture to illustrate. She wants to remind us that they've only lived there a month and last weekend had 15 inches of snow. So, excuse the mess. It's a little larger than one of those plastic kid's pools. The former owners had put an iron fence and gate around it to keep their grandchildren (or the fish) safe. The first thing the kids had to do was put a lock on the gate. Since they moved in, Riley has been obsessed with the fish. He keeps throwing his toys over the fence to get the fish to move or get the toys wet. We're not sure which. Marcy gives him a lecture and won't return his toys until he's had time to repent. This week, she heard a little voice from the back yard hollering, "Mom, help. Riley stuck." She went out to find him hung up on the top of the fence. The fence is only about 3 feet tall, but Riley is only about 2 1/2 years old. She said the worst thing about it was that he was on his way out. He had already been in and retrieved his toys, getting his pants and shoes soaked in the process.
Scary as it is, this story was kinda funny to grandma. Isn't that why only young people should have babies? Off the subject a little, can you imagine those 50 year women who are having babies coping with toddlers like our Riley?