[bending down to untie left gym shoe] "Um, are you forgetting something? You've got your coat on and are carrying all that stuff."
"Oh, you mean my shoes?"
[putting on left gym shoe and tying the laces*] "Yeeesssss; don't you want to put that stuff down?"
"Not necessary. [slips feet into gym shoes without use of hands] I got skills."
[untying right gym shoe] "Oh, well not all of us are blessed with such talent. I can only strive to one day be as good at putting my shoes on as you are."
"You'd better hope for the children."
*One of my early childhood memories is being 3 years old and tying my shoe properly for the first time, by myself, not at home and not under the supervision of my parents. It was a sunny day, and the a.m. pre-school class at Little Shepherd School was going outside to play. I stopped on the single step before the long long sidewalk, bent down and did it all by myself, using the bunny-ear way, not the bunny-goes-around-the-tree-way the other kids did**. I'm told I hated the Velcro fasteners. It was a fabulous day.
**I could have sworn I wrote a post long ago about the little song about the bunny going around the tree that people use to teach their kids to tie their shoes. I cannot find it in my archives. Am I crazy*** or do you guys remember that? Syar? (Btw, I added that link you requested for yesterday's post.)
***I AM NOT CRAZY! Blogger's in-blog search sucks!