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BASIC MAYHEM

Not a baby any more LuLu, I’m three now
Kathy Cooke

You know all the stories that proud grandmothers are constantly telling about their grandchildren?

Well heeeeere’s another one!

The little man of my dreams is turning three years old on Thursday.

Bill and I can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that he is, in fact, a three-year-old and not a baby anymore.

I call lots of people “baby.” I guess my 16 year history as a hairdresser is partially to blame for that.

Although my friend Bonnie at Images would disagree with that statement. She doesn’t call anyone “baby” but then again, she’s from Illinois so...there you go.

I can remember my nephew Auggie getting really mad at me for calling him that. In fact, he started crying about it, which I found horrifying.

So I wasn’t too surprised when Reese looked up at me and told me “you know LuLu, I am not a baby anymore.”

I told him the same thing I told Auggie. I asked them if they had ever heard anyone use the words “sweetheart” or “darling?”

They both said they had. So I told them that when I call them “baby” it’s like that. It means that I love them very much, not that they are a real baby.

That seemed to be ok with both of them.

But the truth of the matter is that I wish I could just stop time. I wish they would stay babies.

Heck, I wish my babies could have stayed babies. (Some days more than you can imagine.)

I was making a birthday greeting for Reese this week and I was looking at old photos, figuring out which one to use and I got teary-eyed just looking at them.

Then he does something totally disgusting, like lick the door of a restaurant as we are leaving, and I snap out of my “baby-love” coma.

All I can say is, Reese you had me at hello.

Happy 3rd Birthday Little Man!

-kc-

The Rockdale Noon Lions final Soup Supper will be this Thursday and you do not want to miss this one!

Ms. Terri and her crew are doubling their batches because this supper’s choices will include the “Best of the Best!”

This Thursday will be a choice of homemade Chicken and Dumplings, Coach Miller’s Famous Gumbo and a third “Surprise” choice that is sure to please everyone.

Last week was a complete sell out and Ms. Terri said to tell everyone that she is also doubling her batches of cornbread because we ran out of that too.

The serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park.

Fresh rolls or cornbread, homemade dessert and tea are also included.

Cost is $5 per ticket (dine-in or take-out).

People can also bring two non-perishable food items for the Rockdale Food Pantry and get $1 off the price of their ticket.

All proceeds will go to the Rockdale Noon Lions Eyesight Program, supporting the children in the Rockdale area.


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