January 14, 2004

at a loss for word

Damian and I walked into a waiting room filled with activity. Kids darting about, parents chatting with therapists. I said, naturally enough, "Wow, there sure are a lot of people here." (You have latitude to do this with a five year old, they're not about to roll their eyes at you and snark, "Well, duh, Mom.")

Damian hoisted himself up on the bench and said, "Yeah, there's a lot of --" and then he paused. "I left the word I was about to say at home." He glanced around. "Actually, I see the word!" He dug into the cushion, emerged with a grin. "I found the word! It was right here!" Then he paused again, one of those drama-filled pregnant pauses. "There sure are a lot of PEOPLE here."

Posted by Tamar at January 14, 2004 09:11 PM