Today I watched as a woman started crossing the street with a shopping cart being pushed with one hand and a cell phone in the other. Her two kids trailed along behind. Just as she stepped into the street she ordered, "Grab a pocket." They were the fastest pocket grabbers I have ever seen. I was amazed, impressed even. As I was thinking of ways she may have trained them to be such stealthy pocket grabbers, I thought about the location of the pockets they grabbed. The were on her butt. It is all so automatic for them that I wonder if she every says "Grab a pocket." when she's wearing, say, a skirt or something with no pockets. Do the kids just desperately grab at her butt? Do they put a hand on each of her cheeks and trot along?
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Dean and Jack were playing next to eachother on the floor this afternoon. This is the conversation they had:
Dean: Hey Jack
Dean: I love you big. (pause) I said I love you BIG.
Jack stares wide eyed with a big goofy smile on his face.
Dean: Jack, can I have a baby back ride?
At which point Dean begins to climb on Jack's back. Conversation over. Mom intervenes.