Thursday, July 01, 2004

The Planner

My granddaughter, is not the normal (almost) 3year old. She is not, and never has been, afraid of anyone. She studies strangers faces. She is calculating, a "planner".
Casey knows that adults will correct bad behavior, and then the adult mind will return to what had it pre-occupied. She can tell by your body language, the exact moment that you quit thinking about her. And will then return to her devilish ways. When you then catch her again, she has this big smile, as if to say "pay attention Grandpa". I predict her future will have something to do with the CIA. A job that requires a cold, methodic, thought pattern. Nerves of steel. Possibly a foreign operative.
I took her to a parade in a neighboring town where our local reporter snapped a picture of her. They put it in the paper. People say "but she's sooooo cute".
I know, that's what's kept her alive this long.


Anonymous said...

close observations--tell me she has YOU figured out , grandpa!! r

Anonymous said...

Cliff I know exactly what you are going through Dustin was just like that and yes he wants to get into the secret service. I'd like to say it will get easier but I'm sorry....

bridgesitter said...

I always thought the same thing about kids, God made them so darn cute because he wanted to keep the species alive.