It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Keystone Kids

Out with The Stroller again. Malli has walked the mile to the mall, and now gets to ride in the front seat of the stroller, while Nigel walks alongside. We create our usual stir. This time we pass through a crowd of seniors which includes a couple of class clowns.

“You sure you got them all?” one calls.

“One-two-three-four! Yup. All accounted for!” I grin at the gents, and slow the stroller so they can see the tots. Encouraged, one bustles around to the front of the stroller and makes as if to sit.

“Five!” he calls.

“Careful,” I warn. “That one in front? She bites.”

He makes a big deal of leaping forward, clasping his hands to his bottom. All his buddies on the bench chortle. At almost three, Malli understands slapstick, and shrieks with laughter at the grampa and his look of mock-terror. The babies in behind don’t get the joke, but respond to her merriment, and soon the air is filled with toddler shrieks, baby giggles and the husky chortles of old men.

Good times.

© 2006, Mary P

January 11, 2007 Posted by | Mischief, our adoring public, socializing | 6 Comments