Elora, while already in the bathtub with her sister Cami, announced to me how dirty my tub was. I told her it was clean, it looked clean. She said, "No it doesn't look clean at all and feel it (as she is rubbing her hands all over the porcelain), it's very dirty Grandma Honey."
I gasped when I felt it too. "Oh Elora, I am getting so old. I thought I was seeing just fine but I guess I'm not. I can't believe I thought this tub was clean!'
"I'm pretty confident I can get it clean." She said to me as she rubbed the bar soap into her washcloth and then began scrubbing my tub with it. (and I always quote her exactly..my listening skills are still in tact.)
I sighed and said, "I guess I didn't realize how old I am getting."
Then she turned to me while scrubbing, with an empathetic look on her little face, and she said to me with all her 7 1/2 years of wisdom,
"Old things you can depend on. They know what they're doing!"
What could she possibly know about age and wisdom, and Grandma's tender feelings?
Somehow, her statement really helped take the sting out for me.
Elora says she does not like looking at his belly button every day.
I told her that maybe he is poor and can't afford a bigger shirt.
She said, no, he has plenty of money because he brings $5. every day for cookies.
Henry looks like he could use a bigger shirt, too.