Grandpa, am I safe?

Ten (10) month old Elijah has been listening to the news at his Spanish-speaking day care provider’s.

Grandpa, What’s a tweet?

Well, Elijah, a tweet is something like a chirp. It’s real short.

Marissa’s short but she doesn’t like tweets.

No, not short like “not tall”; a tweet is short like a flash.

IMG_0255Yeah, that’s what Marissa’s worried about — a flash, like the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico and tweets that make her cry.

Is Marissa Puerto Rican, Elijah?

No. She was crying a lot about tweets before Maria hit Puerto Rico. “Maria!” she’d say every time a tweet showed up on CNN about ice coming to the dock to round up kids here in Minnesota.

I think you might have misunderstood, Elijah. When Marissa says “Maria!” it’s like praying. She’s calling for Mary, the mother of Jesus. And ice isn’t frozen water like we still have around the docks here in Minnesota. She’s talking about ICE and DACA, not ice and docks.

So we’re safe around the docks?

Yes, but you need to be careful. The ice is starting to melt around the docks and you could fall in.

I’ll tell Marissa and all the kids at day care. Stay away from the ice around the docks. Stay away from all tweets. Just say “Maria!” every time CNN talks about another tweet.

  • Elijah and Grandpa, Chaska, MN, April 8, 2018.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Grandpa, am I safe?

  1. Some tweets are really fun and even wonderful. Several photographers tweet really beautiful pictures, and some farmers, especially in Ireland, Yorkshire and the Lake District tweet funny, interesting, and once in a while sorrowful events in their lives. Variously, they have many children, sheep, cats, dogs, cows, horses, etc., and they are lots of fun to follow.

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    • Hi, CA,

      Have yet to reply to your latest email gift from God but have to say Elijah at this point is scared of all tweets. He prefers grunts and giggles to little words and short sentences. He does, however, like pictures — and books! He LOVES paging through his books. You’ll see when I put that video up on Views.

      I have a twitter account but haven’t used it for anything other than including it in the WordPress social media. I think I’ll keep it that way and leave the lovelier tweets to you and your dear friends from England. 🤗

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