[The Devil’s Gift is still on vacation. Here’s a post from October 20, 2019.]
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My four-year-old grandson Wyatt turns five next week. I’m pretty sure that means no more blogging about him unless I get an attorney.
One hot day last month I picked him up in Boonsboro for his day at our house. After he’s buckled snugly in his car seat in the back, he requests “boy rock.” I know his preferences, so I oblige with a carefully selected playlist that blasts us all the way to Shepherdstown.
Our weekly routine includes a carwash in the automatic bay at Whale of a Wash and then a quick stop in Food Lion for bananas, blueberries, and maybe a candy bar. After that, it’s off to home but not through the shorter campus route because I DON’T LIKE THAT WAY. I once explained the advantages. It didn’t change his opinion.
At the car wash, I insert my credit card and make a selection. The door slowly rises. We enter and roll to a stop. The door closes behind us and suddenly we’re met with a putrid smell.
Cowshit, says the passenger in the backseat.
I can’t disagree. His other grandparents live on a farm near Rohrersville. He’s become an expert on cowshit.
After the wash, we pull around to Food Lion.
I don’t want to go in there today.
That’s OK, I say. I’ll park by the door and dash in and out real quick. We only need some bananas. You can wait in the car.
But aren’t you forgetting something, Grandy?
I don’t think so. All we need are bananas. What am I forgetting?
As I said: This is my last blog about that guy.
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PS–“Kids say the darndest things.” In the comment window below you’re welcome to share a “darndest” utterance you’ve heard from a kid. Return later in the day or tomorrow to see what others have posted.