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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Okay, just hush and let me be a proud Nana, show some pictures and tell a story

Ms. Abby and Ms. MacKenna Jane

Ms. Abigayle Sophia

Ms. MacKenna Jane at school

It's exhausting to be five and a half and have so many questions about so many things.

Like this:

"So, Nana," says Mackie, "You were speaking Italian at the Pizzeria last night, right?"


"And, people who speak Italian are from Italy, right?"

"Yes, or, people who want to speak to people from Italy, but you knew that, right?"

"Of course, Nana." (Rolls her eyes as only a 5 1/2 year old can do)

"So, Nana, we're Episcopalian, right?"

"Yes, my darling."

"So, um, Nana?" (Long, thoughtful pause)

"Yes, my darling?"

"So, um, Nana? So, if we're Episcopalians . . . (another long, thoughtful pause, followed by a deep, exasperated sigh) where exactly IS 'Episcopalia'?

"Well, Ms. Mackie, I guess you could say we're all over the map."

"Oh, so that's why everybody knows us, right, Nana?"

"Right, my darling."

"So, it's good to be Episcopalian, right Nana?"

"You bet it is, my darling!"

See what I mean? It's exhausting to have to think such BIG thoughts.


MadPriest said...

Unlike you, Kaeton, I know my church history and I'm certain that Episcopalia is a fancy name for Scotland. I mean, that's where you lot come from, isn't it? It's certainly where you get your bolshiness from. It certainly doesn't come from the mother church - we respect our betters.

Mary Jane Herron said...

Oh, Elizabeth...the dog was cute and made me smile but these precious little girls are right over the top adorable! How delightful!

Bill said...

MP writes: "It's certainly where you get your bolshiness from."
Bolshi, BOLSHI, You call us bolshi. You upstart. Well, wait a minute. Bolshii means greater. So maybe your right.

And I believe that "Episcopalia" lies a couple of kilometers due south of "Freedonia".

Grandmère Mimi said...

"Adorable, just adorable," says another fond grandmother.

Eileen said...

OK I have to hug them both, and lol@Mackenna!

It is very rough to have to think the big thoughts. My daughter (6 next week) gets the same kind of exhuasted everyday!