I know, I know, you're all waiting for the next installment of "Grammy Comes To Visit" but you'll just have to wait a bit more. I'm getting ready for the dreaded Spring Break. This is just to let you know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. Why is it that Spring Break is so much more difficult than any of the other school holidays?
I was talking with Misaki today before she was going outside BY HERSELF.
Misaki: I'm ready to go outside.
Me: okay, remember to stay in front of our house, be nice to other kids and don't talk to people you don't know.
Misaki: (absently) okay...
Me: Do you know why you're not supposed to talk to people you don't know?
Misaki: (suddenly very serious) Yes.
Misaki: Because they'll try to take me.
Me: Yes. That's right. And what would you do if somebody tried to take you?
Misaki: Uh...... freak out.
I almost fell off my chair laughing! I've never heard Misaki use the words "freak out" before but I think that aptly describes what I would want her to do. I don't have this conversation with the girls a lot because I don't want them to become paranoid when they're outside but every so often I feel it's good for them to have a little reminder. Still I was not prepared for her answer!
Hopefully I'll have more soon...