|Letter from Los Angeles
||Wednesday | 13 August 2014
Keeping Busy. Being Patient.
Los Angeles, California: Life continues at
a fairly normal pace, considering The Lovely Lisa is going to have a baby any
moment. Meals are prepared. Laundry. Grocery shopping. Errands.
I have taken/picked-up Leo to/from school twice this week. Every time I appear
at school, several people assume my presence indicates Lisa in preoccupied with
childbirth. Nope, just resting.
We took Leo for lunch after school yesterday. Don't know why we call it
"lunch", as Leo always orders a pancake at this particular cafe. No
syrup. Also, apparently the yellow OREGON DUCKS tee shirt I brought Leo
is for a girl. The letters are covered in glitter. Blind Bubbe did not
notice. Leo didn't either.
I walked three miles with Lisa this morning. Nine months pregnant, she
out-paces me! Our hard work was rewarded with pedicures before getting
Leo from school today.
Why remove grapes from the cluster with your fingers?
While Mommy napped this afternoon, Leo practiced maneuvering his
new remote control fire truck (thanks, Godfather Geoff). The contraption has as
many bells and whistles as a real fire truck. The ladder goes up and down, the
fire truck can go forwards/backwards. It has a siren. The toy can even shoot
water from a hidden storage tank... and if anyone ever divulges this operation
to Leo, they will have me to deal-with later.
Most of Leo's spare time is consumed with arranging his
vast collection of plastic animals into intricate scenarios. Today they
seemed to be herding. It was the elephant's birthday and everyone was
going to his party.
After the party, all the horses were moved to the
stables to wait while Leo napped.
It's a busy life.
Until my next update, I remain, your patient correspondent.
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