Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What do you do when......


So there we were, just me, my mom and the two children in the airport waiting to board the plane. Madelyn was sitting with my mom in the pre-boarding section when this severely obese man walked up behind her. In an instant Madelyn stopped wriggling long enough to notice that this man looked quite different from other people she has had contact with. So she looks at him and then she looks at Jackson and then back at the man. She becomes quite for a moment, this should have been a red flag! Before I knew it she had turned to this man and said "You a biiiiig boy" (notice she really exaggerated the word big). She then went on to tell him that "buddy", which is what she calls her brother is a big boy too. And then again said yeah buddy is a big boy and you a big boy too, you are like buddy. I thought she would never let it go. This poor man was so nice. He just laughed at her and explained that people come in all shapes and sizes, unfortunately by this time she had lost interest and the advice fell on deaf ears.

1 comments:

emma jo said...

Dear, sweet children...did you let him think that your Mom was her mother? Bless people and their lighthearted reactions...remember our story about the man with the patch?