1. After helping Pen (my niece’s nickname for Penelope) create a cute birthday card for her wonderful great-aunt’s birthday, her Dad admired my contribution.
“Nice penmanship,” he commented about the birthday greetings I wrote.
I can’t help but always have my wheels turning, especially when words are in the picture.
Out came, “Oh, you mean for her, nice ‘PEN’-manship,” with emphasis on the letters in all caps.
“That’s good,” said her Dad as he graciously smiled at my word-nerd reply.
- Hot summer days often find me wearing a tank top to stay cool; rather than sweating like a “regular” – is there such a thing? – person, I overheat. This is often evidenced by my entire face becoming dark red.
My niece, Pen, eyed me warily. Then the 4-year-old – with 2 brothers, 3 male cousins, 1 dad, 2 grandpas & 3 uncles, mind you – inquired of her aunt:
“Why are you wearing a muscle shirt?”