Landon is Scary . . .

I was up at about 8:45 this morning with further confirmation of something I already knew.

I don’t sleep well when Jan’s not here. She spent the night at Brandi’s last night taking care of Landon while Brandi and Lowell spent New Year’s Eve with friends up in Katy, while I came back to the rig for the night. Which I spent tossing and turning.

About 9:30 I headed back over to Brandi’s to pick up Jan and Landon for breakfast at the Egg and I, one of our favorite local places.

And this is where Landon gets scary . . . scary smart, that is.

While we were waiting for a table, Jan was sitting on a small bench with Landon standing beside her. I was standing in front of him so he couldn’t fall, going through my pockets looking for quarters for the newspaper machine, when I dropped a quarter that rolled all the way under the bench.

Facing the prospect of getting down on my hands and knees and crawling under the bench (Hey, it was a whole quarter and I’m cheap).

Jokingly, I picked up Landon and put him on the floor, telling to crawl under the bench and get the quarter. He looked up at me, dropped to his knees and crawled under the bench. A couple of seconds later, he popped back out, stood up and handed me the quarter clutched in his little fingers with a big grin on his face.

I was absolutely dumbfounded. How did he know what a quarter was, much less the concept of crawling under the bench and getting it?

I didn’t point at it or anything, Just told him.

That is one amazing little boy, not just because he’s my grandson, of course.

And of course how better to cap off a moment of brilliance with a rousing game of Peek-A-Boo.

Landon Plays PeePie


As before, Landon ate all of his Mickey Mouse pancake,

Landon's Pancake 1


and then fell asleep before we even got out of the parking lot on the way home, with his nap continuing at home for the next couple of hours.

Landon Sleeping 2

Brandi and Lowell got home about 2pm so Jan and I headed out a little later, stopping off at a client’s before heading back to the rig.

Getting home, the first thing Jan and I did was to take a nap. Because she was always listening out for Landon, she didn’t sleep much better than I did last night.

Once home, neither of us felt like going back out, so we had our leftover Chinese from King Food the other night. Just as good as the first time around.

All in all, a good start to the New Year.


Thought for the Day:

Now that I’ve finally accepted that I’m living a bad hair life, I’m more at peace with the world.



5 Responses

  1. Howdy Proud g-pa,

    Thatz nuthin’ fer a stepper to do!!! He just takes after his honerary

    g-uncle!!! When he getz a little bigger I’m atakin’ him to Sterling City

    and gettin’ him one of the GIGANTIC PANCAKES, made in to a Mickey

    mouse shape to eat!!!

  2. Well of course HE is brilliant. . .ALL grands are brilliant. . .and fabulous! But of course it’s always great to have it confirmed. . .you guys are off to a wonderful New Year. . .enjoy!

    Jan & Dave

  3. Butterbean,

    I’m sure he’d be ready to go.

  4. Jan,


    Saw on Facebook you’re settled in at Lake Conroe.

    How long are you there for?

  5. Will be here thru Jan 13. . .then off to College Station.

    If you guys feel like driving up to see the park, come on up. . .I’ll make us a pot of soup with cornbread, and y’all can check things out.

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