Nick loves football but has recently gotten into lacrosse and loves it. He has always been an active child, a mover with good mastery over his body. He met a teammate who he is smitten with. Her name is Sarah and, as we sat on those chairs on the front porch there, he said, "Nana, she's just like me, and we think alike and most of all she is a NICE girl, not at all like those girls who, ummm, well you know the girls who are more interested... well you know, she's a good Christian girl from a nice family and Dad let me go to her house to watch a movie. You want to see her picture?"
"Sure. Well my goodness, Nicholas, you think alike and you even look alike. Maybe that's the attraction."
He laughed at me and said, "Na-Na!"
Nicole loves to sing and dance, everything, everywhere, all the time. She is dramatic. She came right in the house, went to the kids' room and grabbed a big rubber baby doll with jointed arms and legs that is about 45 years old. It drives her parents crazy when she carries it on her hip. (Why do you like THAT doll!) And her brother has nightmares over it, but I love that she still wants to play babies. When Nick left the front porch to go around back to the patio where his parents and Bill were, Nicole sat on a chair on the porch and told me her hopes and dreams. She wants to have eight babies, four girls and four boys. Of course one will be named after me.
Their school year is coming to a close. Mine won't conclude for a few more weeks, but we are going to have FUN this summer!