9:50 disclaimer: spelling and grammatical errors have not been corrected.
No Age Barrier
Last night, I went to an event in the New England Aquarium. While we were gettig our buffet dinner, we sent my BIL to save us seats at a table. empty table seats were hard to come by. He had a hard time sititng there as people wanted to sit in our seats. when we joined him at the table with the food, there were 7 children ranging in ages of 4-9. I felt like we were put on the kiddies table at a wedding. We asked their ages and where their parents were. I love how children will say their age and then ask you how old you are. why is it that when a 5 year old asks you your age, you never say the number as it seems too far away from the number 5, so the responses were "much higher than five", or "as old as your parents". Why didn't we just say the number and have them tip their heads back, buldge their eyes out and say "WoHHHH"?
The two boys on the table were so adorable and personable. they told us how they love baseball. One little boy (4 hears old) looked like "Phillip North" in the movie "Yours, Mine and Ours" with lucille ball and henry fonda.. If you're my age ..you know the movie and you know the adorable little boy. At the end of his meal, this little boy, got up from his seat and threw his plate, cup and knapkin in the trash barrel. I told him what a good boy he was wiht great manners. When his father came to get him, we all told him how impressed we were with his manners. he did not have to be told to clear his plate. The rest of the group of children, though they heard us, did not make a move to clear their plates. hmmm.
The father said the funniest thing. We told him how the little boys entertained us with their baseball stories. The father said that they had just recently gone to their first game. The father continued to say that he was never into sports, so he felt bad when he didn't know the answer to half of their "million" questions. We told him that he shouldn't feel bad, the boys acted like they knew everything about baseball, as much as a 4 year old would know.