I know! I have been away from this blog for far to long. I get in my head that no one but me wants to hear the cute and funny things that Mattie May does so I don't post. Then I get mad at myself because I forget one very important thing - this is my blog to document the cute and funny things Mattie May says as she is growing up and I want to remember them even if no one else does. So I hope to keep that in mind next time. So bear with me for the next 20 or 30 years as I continue to keep up with my growing grand daughter.
This past Monday, Katie and I decided it would be fun to have a picnic at the pool with Mattie May. Frank was out of town and even though he has been going to the pool with us more often, he is not real fond of sandwiches for supper because he has one for lunch almost every day. Katie and I met at the house to fix the sandwiches, pack them all up and get our swim suits. Then off we went.
Mattie May is just a little fish and although we haven't put her in formal lessons as of yet, is learning to swim underwater on her own. Just last week, she popped her head out right in front of Frank and yelled "I saw where you were Grumpy!" That's right, she learned on her own that she could open her eyes underwater and still see!
On Monday, she was swimming around as usual and bumped into a little girl about her age that she hadn't met before. They ended up having a great time together. But all of the sudden the little girl disappeared. About the time Mattie May asked us where she had gone, we spotted her. She was running out of the restroom towards her mom with her swimsuit around her knees! Bless her heart! As we all know, a wet swimsuit is very difficult to get back in place after you go to...well, you know. We were talking to her mom and giggling when Katie looked over at Mattie May. She had seen what her friend did, and she had her suit down to her waist trying to get it the rest of the way down while she was still in the water. Of course Lolo (me) got tickled and this just made it harder for Katie to get the suit back up where it belonged. She would get one strap in place as Mattie May was taking the other off! Finally, Katie just turned Mattie May toward her and explained that we were at a public pool and we couldn't go around in our birthday suits.
And Mattie May? Well her response was "But Mommie! I am just trying to create myself!"
That's when everyone around us really started laughing. Katie just pulled Mattie May closer giving her a great big hug and laughing as she made her get dressed!