December 16, 2020

Snow, I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow

 


We got an inch or two of snow over night. It is the first measurable snow this season and I'm giddy as a school girl. Not really. But it doesn't bother me. I like winter. I cleaned off the drive and sidewalks before the grandgirl arrived.  I'll probably have to do it again later.

Today is the oldest granddaughter's 6th birthday. We are going to her house for dinner and present opening this evening. It will be fun. She lost both front teeth in the past week or so. I sent her a video of the song All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.  She thought it was hilarious.

She outsmarted me the other day (I know, it is not hard). We have had a long running "joke". She loves unicorns, like every little girl. I always insist a unicorn is really a raccoon and a raccoon is a unicorn. I don't know why, it is just my thing to tease her about. She gets indignant and we both enjoy the long-running joke.

Over the weekend I programmed the Alexa to respond with a description of a raccoon when it is asked "What does a unicorn look like?". When the granddaughter came over after school Monday I worked unicorns into the conversation. When she started to tell me I was wrong I asked the Alexa the programmed question. The granddaughter stared at the device for a moment, her face a puzzle. She looked at me, frowned. Then she asked Alexa what a raccoon looked like. Of course it answered correctly. "Ha!", she said "You made it say that, Paw". Caught red-handed, all I could do was laugh.

Maybe you had to be there. 

4 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

That joke is funny even from a distance. Hilarious.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I hate that song.
It's the one point of the movie I want to fast forward through.

Jean said...

She will remember those silly moments forever. Sweet.

Scott said...

That's the good stuff in life. You're a lucky man,Joe.

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