four things

3.21.2014

ONE//  for months, bandit the raccoon sat in the corner of august's crib without so much as a sideways glance from the boy. it wasn't until recently that august really noticed his pal, which he re-named ge-ge (i dunno? g sounds came sooner than the b's.) the other night when andy held him up and asked august "who's this", august looked at the raccoon in his father's hands and said "hiiiiii gheee-ghee" BUT WAIT! it gets better. i impulsively grabbed the animal, gave him a kiss, and asked august if he would to give ge-ge a kiss. right on cue, he lurched at ge-ge with his mouth open and gave him a big ol' bite/kiss. my heart jumped out of my chest and melted into a puddle right there on the floor.

TWO// andy and i exchanged these short emails with each other on tuesday:
andy: august wants to go straight home, put on his wolfpack shirt, and get ready for tonight’s game with ge-ge and some nachos.
me: wolfpack, ge-ge, nachos. heard.
so when we got home we put on the shirt, we ate nachos, and august sat on the floor with half of ge-ge's arm in his mouth. it was like a proper tailgate - we sang fight songs and marched around the living room, clapping our hands. but the game was on way past august's (and my) bedtime so andy gave us the recap and final score the next morning. fair-weather fans, i know.

THREE// have you ever been on the campus of a high school right before classes start? there's usually a parade of cars out front, with parents dropping off kids. then there are the kids who live within walking distance... so i was out on the local track early yesterday morning and there was a dense fog hanging over the playing fields. then i noticed these dark figures emerge in the distance - dozen's of 'em - they came from all directions, moving slowly toward the school building. the chain-link fences, the fog, the creepy shadow figures... it was like scene from the walking dead.

FOUR// this one time when my sister and i were waiting for a bus, a friendly stranger struck up conversation with us. we listened politely to his stories and smiled. {we have big smiles, my sister and i.} our companion pointed this fact out. then, he went on about it, saying we looked like "whovillians". he said that. he said, "you've got big teeth, like whovillians." and then our smiles got smaller (self-consciously small). years passed and then i went for my semi-annual dental checkup (yesterday). as the dental assistant cleaned my teeth she remarked that my teeth are "a nice size; evenly proportioned." hear that bus-stop stranger? there are more tactful ways to talk about a person's features.

4 comments:

Hannah Smith | fox and willow said...

1st- i love when babies start to give kisses, can't wait till Sawyer is there.
2nd- you have lovely teeth! mine are tiny & i would trade you in a second. :)

rebecca said...

4 lovely things <3 i love this post

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Mr. Skelly said...

bhahahahahaha! 1: the track scene reminds me more of twilight…LOVE and 2: love how you started 4 with "this one time!" bahahaha and I love you smile! kick that guy in the face! xo NE

lucinda said...

could be any day now with sawyer - they learn new things every day, as you we'll know. ;) and you are kind, hannah. you too could give bus-stop guy a good lesson on flattery. hehe

 

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