Or maybe it was the other way around. No matter. I've got a great story. You remember a few weeks back when I posted this story about Millicent and a restaurant and certain overweight person. I can't go into further detail for fear of retribution...read the comments!
Well she topped it. We were eating at IHOP, celebrating Kori finishing the 5th grade, early. We were trying to contain Asa in his high chair, which he hates. Reminding Kati to be grateful and not complain so much. (Kati is very pessimistic.) We were all shivering from the cold inside the restaurant and Kati actually had goosebumps all up and down her arm. The girls were eating crackers with Asa and everyone was waiting patiently on our food.
And who should bring our food, but a pirate? Not politically correct, huh? Okay, how about, a lady with an eye patch.
But you see, Millicent, seeing this lady with an eye patch, starts saying over and over...
"It's a pirate Mommy. Mommy, look, she's a pirate. Mommy, a pirate."
And she meant it! She was completely filled with glee. She wasn't being mean or naughty. She was happy to have found a pirate in IHOP.
Oh, and did I tell you, she's much more clear now. It actually sounded like, she's a pirate.
I was bustling plates around so I didn't notice the commotion. Jeff tried to distract her but he told me that she kept on...that would probably be due to the fact that I hadn't heard her and she was talking to me.
So the lady left and Jeff told me what happened. I asked Millicent about it and sure enough, she was really impressed with the pirate.
Never a dull moment around here. Gotta love her.