Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Gideon pitched a minor fit this morning.

He wants an iPhone by Friday.

He needs an iPhone.

I'm reminded of a time when I was 4, in a department store shopping for school clothing with my grandmother.

That was back in the day when they let 4 year olds enter kindergarten.

Starting kindergarten at age 4 was no favor to me.

I believe it's why I perpetually feel "behind" everyone else.

Or perhaps it was a favor.

I try harder than many.

Anyhow, back to the department store, with my grandmother, school clothes shopping.

I pitched a minor fit.

I wanted a bra.

My grandmother refused.

She said I did not need a bra.

I relented, but insisted that I better get a bra by second grade.

I hate to break it to Gideon, but I did not get a bra in second grade.


  1. when you get the Iphone for Gideon please make sure to get a good international rate plan so he can call me regularly.....

  2. Freaky! Starting kindergarten at 4 is another thing we have in common.

    I didn't ask for a bra at 4 though. I was busy making myself dizzy twirling in a circle in the hopes of turning into Wonder Woman, like Lynda Carter. I remember twirling in my parents' basement, watching Lynda, and wondering what the heck I was doing wrong. I twirled with such gusto, and yet... and yet...

  3. I did the Wonder Woman twirl too, and like you, nothing happened. Probably because deep down I knew I was really connected to Princess Leia.

    Rauan, I'm surprised he hasn't texted you yet with my phone. He texted Bruce last week while I was sleeping.

  4. I did the Wonder Woman thing, too, but then realized I was the Bionic Woman.