Small Talk
Swim with me, Popo
June 28th, 2010

Olivia asked my mother to go in the pool with her. We go daily, for swim lessons.

"NO!" my mother exclaimed. "I look terrible."

My mother, a retired Las Vegas showgirl, can be oddly vain. I mean, her body works, so she should move it and revel in it!


"Mom, you look fine," I assured.

Picking up my cue, Olivia added, "You are beautiful, Popo."

She thanked us and ended this discussion with, "I'm old and decrepit now."

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my dad sitting across the room,suppressing a laugh and nodding his head slowly up and down in agreement with her.

"Hey, I saw you nodding, Dad," I teased.

"What?!" asked my mother, in mock anger.

He laughed. "I was just nodding because I was, um... falling asleep."


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2 Responses to “Swim with me, Popo”

  1. M:

    Hello Diane!

    Good one dad, nice recovery! 😆

  2. Kage:

    I like Olivia's response. aaawwwah... too cute.
    Gotta love children's honesty. This time it was a good thing. 😉

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