My daughter Julia came to live with me two years ago for school. It isn't easy for me to raise someone who is practically my nine-year-old clone, but that is exactly what I find I am doing with Julia. Through our judo and soccer practices, reading, writing and arithmetic, Girl Scouts, and Japanese language classes, we occasionally have a conversation that connects us both in a sometimes deep and usually humorous way. Hopefully, you will be as entertained as we are.
A Little Boogie
Daddy and Julia are walking to school and Daddy is pushing the bounds of needed academia…
Daddy: Julia, please name the first thirteen colonies in order that they joined the Union.
Julia: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island… and Rhode Island is where the Greene family comes from. Um, Daddy? Do you know how to get a tissue to dance?
Daddy: Ummm… how do you get a tissue to dance?
I don’t know.
Julia: You put a little boogie in it. (Julia begins swaying her hips and body as she walks and dances.)
Daddy: Ba-ha-ha-ha! O.K., we’re finished.