Monday, September 20, 2010

Bob and Louie the Super


When we stayed with our friends in New York last month, Uncle Dave arranged a meeting between Bob and Louie, their building supervisor.

"So, Mama? When you put the garbage into the chute it goes down a tunnel and it ends up in a giant bag at Mr. Louie the Super. Did you know that? It does. Then when the bag gets full, Mr. Louie the Super puts the garbage bag into a muncher and then it goes in another big garbage dumpster-can. Have you seen one of those before, Mom? It is really good. Then in the under part of the building, Mr. Louie the Super also has the part where there are little machines that do electricity for the whole tall building of Uncle Dave and Aunt Toni and baby Ramona. Does baby Ramona know Mr. Louie the Super? She should know him. Mr. Louie the Super is my friend now. He knows lots of things."


Thanks, Uncle Dave. Thanks, Mr. Louie the Super.

16 comments:

  1. It is my fervent wish that one day Bob will visit London and I can be his Personal Tour Guide for the Day. Oh the fun we will have!

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  2. Mr. Louie the Super is not the only one in that picture who knows a lot of things.

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  3. I love, love, love how kids that age are so fascinated by the things us grown ups take for granted.

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  4. Here's what I want to know Mama: How do you remember these monologues verbatim? And from a month ago, yet.

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  5. Mr. Louie really does sound super. And I would love my own Super Louie because I hate taking out the trash.

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  6. I love that Bob and Coop have comparable style sensibilities.

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  7. If only I could rewind my life back to childhood :(

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  8. Very very poignant, bitter sweet. I can't help thinking about our lost youth. What can we do to help keep them curious about life, about learning?

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  10. Your son reminds me so much of my 4 year old niece. She actually gets so excited about whatever she's telling us, we have to tell her to slow down and take time to take a breath. My 2 year old niece is quieter and more introspective. It's pretty neat to watch the differences between the two girls.

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  11. My daughter doesn't know what a super is, nor a stoop, nor a garbage chute. I remember buying Knuffle Bunny because I really wanted her to know what a laundromat was. Also, but unrelated: Bob has very nice hair and pj's. And are those pink Crocs? Because what could be better than a little boy who is comfy enough with himself to waer pink Crocs? If not, chalk up an Emily Litella never mind for me.

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  12. waer = wear, because once again, proof-reading is for wimps.

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