Wednesday, 15 June 2011

I want to live in America Mummy

I sit at the kitchen table eating my toast, and look up at a picture on the wall of Dolly at around 7 months old - cute, and smiley, and relatively tame.  I reminisce fondly about her baby days; her being content with just a teaspoon to play with for hours on end, while gazing at me and Tom lovingly, and smiling sweetly at her sister.

'MUMMEEEEE' shakes me rudely from my thoughts.  I see Dolly, standing at the world map poster on the wall.  'I will live here' she says, pointing at North America.  'I will live here' she says again, as if labouring the point, and still pointing at America.

When I got to about 17 years of age, I had hankerings to move away from my hometown, onto to somewhere more exciting. Dolly has just turned two.

'And you, and Daddy, and Betty will live here' Dolly says, pointing to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

11 comments:

Nel said...

I do like a girl who knows what she wants!!

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nel, me too, though not always!

nappy valley girl said...

When I was small we had a globe and used to spin it and say wherever our finger ended up, we would live. I usually managed to end up in the middle of the Pacific.

Send Dolly over here, we'll teach her how to eat hot dogs and go to summer camp!

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nappy Valley, ha ha, i might just take you up on that - she would LOVE IT, i'm sure!

Nora said...

At least she didn't pick some place like China or Mongolia. Maybe her tastes will change as she gets older and she'll send you to a tropical island in the Pacific.

Expat mum said...

I can send you my healthcare bills to show her and she'll probably change her mind.
Wouldn't it be weird if you or she ended up in the States for a while tho?

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nora, wouldn't that be nice!

Hi Expat Mum, yes it would - rather that than in the middle of the sea!

I'm So Fancy said...

Ha ha! Maybe she would compromise and move her hand slightly south and you could go Caribbean?

Elsie Button said...

Hi Fancy, yes wouldn't that be nice!

AliBlahBlah said...

Maybe if I sat her down and explained the immigration process she would decide that England is nice enough thank you very much! Having emigrated myself I often wonder if my girls are going to do the same to me.......that would be karma!

Elsie Button said...

Hi Aliblahblah, if they did, you could follow them!