fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Of growing old gracefully, like me

Scene: the bathroom with the pink (!) bathtub. Mother applies lip gloss, while 6-yr.old daughter looks on.

MADEMOISELLE
"What's that?"

MOI
"Make-up."

MADEMOISELLE
"Why?"

MOI
"Because I'm old and frumpy. With make-up, I'm still old and frumpy, but shinier."

(pregnant pause for comic effect)

MADEMOISELLE
"Mommy, you don't have the style anymore. But you've still got the moves!"

Don't. Have. The. Style. But. Still. Got. The. Moves.

Thanks, babe. Love you. Little dickens.

3 comments:

anjana said...

Nancy,

Anna is really funny!!
That little statement could have also come from Sasha.

Anjana

Christine said...

Charming *LOL*

XO, Chris

Nic said...

childish honesty......... REALLY JUST childish honesty... *lol*

;o)
nic.

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