( I have noted recently that most of the things keeping my attention are trivial – at best. I attribute this lack of depth to being occupied night and day with toddlers and all their concerns. They make me ‘light and frivolous’ – how deep do you have to think to answer, “why trains loud?” Hmmmm… not very. )
I feel so spacey and a touch of anxiety about it that, in order to exercise my mushy brain I actually started giving a 7 year old an detailed explanation as to why the sun is hot. He zoned out – favouring instead the loud slurping noises from his straw as he sipped his drink. I could have explained to him why his straw made those noises. Could have. But I did not think of it at the time. Meh.
The following meme – sent to me by a mother of an infant (she is also “light and frivolous” )- reminded me of how my two year olds construct their sentences. I try to correct them often. But they still insist on sounding like Caribbean beach bums on a slow summer’s day.
It is light and frivolous. And yes, I really did LOL )
A Family in Guyana was surprised when the coffin of their dead mother arrived from the USA sent by their Sister. The tiny corpse was so tightly squeezed inside the coffin that their mother’s face was almost touching the glass cover. When they opened the coffin they found a letter from their sister pinned to their mother’s chest which read:
My Dearest Brothers and Sisters, here is mama’s body.
Sorry I can’t come as the ticket is very expensive.
Check under Mama’s body and yall will find 12 cans of corned beef, 10 packets of chocolates and 24 pks of Wriggleys Gums: divide it equally, please no fighting.
Check mana foot: a brand-new pair of Reeboks (size 8) for Junior. 4 pairs of boots under Mama’s head for Janice sons.
Mama got on 6 Nike T-shirts; 1 is for Joel, and the rest are for my nephews. Mama is also wearing 12 blue Bras (different colours n sizes) just share them among yallselves yourself and the rest are for the boys. Gordon, the watch you asked for deh pon Mama’s left hand, tek it off. Melanie, the chunky chain set you asked fu s.
The 24 panties that Mama is wearing should be distributed among my nieces and cousins. Mama is also wearing 8 Polo trousers: John, please get one for h, check Mama, she wearing it. Oh yes, the 6 pairs a panty hose, yall share it up cause is nice colours.
From your loving sister Angelica.
Oh yall please buy a frock fuh bury mama in.
Note : If yall want anything more, lemme know cause Uncle Sammy sick bad bad and he might not mek it.