Yesterday when I started watching the
After a while Nonee came with a small torch, held it close to my mouth without switching on and started asking questions. I knew she was simulating an interview, and played along.
It went on like something like this:
Nonee(N): Do you play chess?
Me (M): Used to.
N: How good were you?
M: Okay at college level.
N: Why don’t you play now?
M: Difficult to concentrate.
N: You seem to like tennis better.
M: I like tennis also.
N: Have you played tennis?
M: Home, college, club.
(The next question I had anticipated did not come.)
N: Who do you think will win today?
M: Roddick is playing better.
N: But who do you want to win?
M: The better player.
N: That’s a smart answer.
M: I’m a smart chap.
N: You are. Thank you.
M: Thank you.
N (moments later): Did you know that you were interviewed live?
M: That’s not fair. You should have warned me.
N: Then it wouldn’t have been so natural.
M: I could have put on some makeup.
N: That’s okay. You looked fine.
M: Thank you.
N: You’re welcome.
The granddaughter took my mobile phone and pretended dialing. Then she gave me a big grin and said: Know what? Millions of people all over the world watched you.
N: Yes, all the people in my imaginary world.
That was it. A child’s imagination! Absolutely fascinating. When my kids were small I didn’t have so much time to spend with them. Now it is different. And I am learning many things from the grandchildren. Their range of knowledge is so much higher than mine at their age.
Recently, while preparing the post Photos: More of pastoral Olavipe
I couldn’t get the right word for frog’s eggs. Usually in such situations I ask my wife. (That is easier than looking up dictionary.com.) In this instance she couldn’t recall either.
Nonee who was overhearing cut in: Why don’t you ask me? I did that and pat came the answer: Spawn.
A year back this granddaughter showed me how to unlock parental lock on TV. No one had thought of setting a code, so it is ‘0000’. Now we must change that.
Later this month Nonee would be 10.