|MOMMY AND DAVID|
Like the time (telling on you mommy) My sisters and I were young at the time. We had used a public toilet (bathroom, restroom or powder room) in a department store and as we were waiting for mommy to finish washing her hands we noticed some goodies. There up on the wall were several feminine dispensing machines and with a bathroom full of strange ladies we squealed in delight
"OH LOOK MOMMY SWEETS (candy), MAY WE HAVE SOME PLEASE"
We couldn't understand why we were told 'NO' we had asked nicely....MEAN MOMMY. So I said "OH I'LL BUY SOME THEN, THEY'RE ONLY 6 PENCE"
My poor Mom, a young mother was mortified and didn't know how to explain the machines on the wall. The older ladies gave each other knowing looks as mommy said "I'LL TELL YOU LATER WHEN WE'RE ALONE" We were then quickly ushered out by a red faced mommy, our cries of "WHY MOMMY, WHAT'S IN THEM IF IT'S NOT SWEETS?" fading to tears.
It was a few days before Christmas the three of us Andie, Di and myself were getting excited and full of anticipation. That day we'd been on a bus ride up the mountain, at times frightening with the vertical drops down the side of the mountain, right next to the road. This was quickly forgotten as we neared the top we noticed holes in the mountain side, struck with awe as we were told santas elves worked in those (swear we heard tap tap tapping and singing ringing from them)
Even the frightening ride down the mountain didn't dampen our spirit that evening as we gathered into the kitchen getting ready for bed, Di a small enough toddler for the sink. Out of the corner my eye I saw something dash behind the little floor heater, hardly able to believe my eyes, a shadow of an elf....AN ELF behind our heater ooohh. Quietly getting everyones attention Mommy said with a straight face "DON'T GET TOO CLOSE YOU'LL SCARE IT" (crafty mommy)
We crept a bit closer and IT MOVED!! Halting our steps and holding our breath we watched as it moved (the shadow) across he back of the heater. After some whispering, as best young ones can between each other, it was decided we got about doing what we were doing and not bother it. Considering Santa had sent it we stayed on our very best behavior, only glancing once in awhile. We said our good nights exhausted from the days adventures.
Then it was GONE.