Young women ask me 'should i have kids?' they ask because they look at me and admire the way I come up with fun activities to do with my kids. So I go 'of course!!'
They ask 'what about child birth? I say 'oh it's not so bad'. I think if we accurately describe childbirth to young women there will be a drastic drop in the worldwide population!! As I am sure you have all been asked this question from those younger than us, i wonder at times if I should warn them about the..................... floating popcorn??.
Trinidad is hot, most of the time, and there is nothing I love more than a tall glass of iced water and a good book, but how is it my kids are aware they are thirsty only when I am settled with my glass of just-enough-ice-to-crunch-after water!?? This happened to me today, at high noon, of course the hottest time of the day, Miss Gabby asked me for some popcorn and I obliged, she was so happy she sang all the way to the kitchen
"la la la la la!
we're getting poooopcooorn!!"
"Mummy sing too!!"
so we sang, i microwaved the popcorn, took a bowl for myself as well and decide it will go great with a magazine and a glass of super cold iced water, I carefully combined my ice and water, looked at it lovingly, grabbed my latest issue of 'O' magazine to arrive and headed for the porch, I set my water down and begin to read, giving the ice enough time to do its magic.
Up comes Miss Gabby
'mummy can I have some of your water?'
'Ummmm............., sure, here', she takes it and drinks, then gives it back to me, i look at it, EEP!! a gazillion bits of popcorn is floating down to the bottom of my glass! I know, I know all mummys go through it but I really was looking for some relaxing time with my mag and my ice.
Oh well, ya gotta love them right!