Friday, February 7, 2014

Dory is a-okay

A Dollar’s Worth
By Alisa Dollar

We have early service at our church, then Sunday School and are usually home by 11:45ish because we generally have lunch or a late breakfast.

When we Skype with our son and family in Istanbul, we get home as soon as we can after 11:00 a.m. because of the time difference. It is cutting the edge because of 2 year old Kyla’s bedtime.

This week we caught them late and she was wound up!

Mr. D and I were talking about how she and our older grand’s don’t think one thing about visiting online and how we have kept up and know our grandchildren through modern technology.

Of course we would love to be able to touch and hold, but that’s not been possible; therefore we are thrilled to have the next closet way to visit.

The first thing Kyla did was put her hands palm side up and say “I been naughty. Santa not coming. Going to timeout.”

I tried to not laugh and said “Surely you haven’t been naughty!”

And she said “Yeah.”

Pop came in then and all the attention went to him and I have to say it is fun to watch her perform for him and giggle and play. It is heartwarming because when we do see them again, she will pick up from the last Skype.

“Mom, you can tell she has a lot of you in her.”

“How’s that son?”

“She will be talking nonstop about something and without warning will change the subject and assume you’ll understand what she’s done and follow the topic.”

I got quiet. “Well, what’s wrong with that?”

This is the same kid that told me I reminded him of Dory in “Finding Nemo”.  I had to watch the film before I understood what he meant.

Have you seen the movie? Dory is kind of a dingbat. Oh I know she’s left behind and she loses her memory and doesn’t know where she is going and talks to complete strangers, etc.

I asked him if he thought I was a dingbat and the fact he hesitated was interesting before he said, “Well mom you talk to people you don’t know; you get lost all the time; but you’re not really a dingbat.”

Believe it or not, I took that as a compliment. I had to. What he said was true.

I’ve decided Dory is a rather endearing character.
And so is Kyla.