In the tiny blue car the grandmother turned her head slightly to speak to her grandson behind her.
“You still there, sugar?”
The little boy nodded. He stretched the seat belt in anxious excitement, too shy to speak.
“Baby, I can’t tell when you’re just nodding.”
They were driving home from Waffle House somewhere around Henderson, where they had met halfway with the boy’s parents. This was an every-other-weekend ritual for them to bond.
“Whatcha getting into this weekend?” She asked him, as if crossing the parish line meant entering an extraordinary world.
The boy smiled, silently daydreaming about his adventures.
Bobby Warner says
Very vivid; I could almost see the grandmother conversing with her daydreaming grandson. Heart-warming tale.
Smila W Planete says
I love the grandson’s wonderfully communicative silences!
Becky Miller says
I love this. Will there be more?