For some reason, Julia links slow walkers and grandparents together. If you're one, you must be the other.
"Grandma, why are you walking so slow today?" Or, "You're walking faster now, Grandma," are familiar comments heard by her great grandmothers while they're here. These speed related remarks don't surprise me anymore. I just know that she's paying very close attention to these special ladies in her life, and the rate at which they move is of an importance to her.
But today, while she was waiting in her carseat in the Walmart parking lot as I was unbuckling the younger three she said this..which did surprise me:
"Mom, do you see that grandpa over there?" Pointing to somewhere across the lot.
"No I don't hon." I continued strapping Luke into the front of the double stroller.
"MOM! LOOK! He's over there. He's not walking slow. He's walking reeeeeally fast. He's Not Old Yet!"
Well, fabulous! It's nice to know that as long as I keep my speed up, I'll never grow old.