Suzie marches to the beat of a different drummer. You can just never tell from day to day, minute to minute, which drummer that is going to be. Will it be the rigidity of a military snare drum, the oom-pah of a polka band bass drum, the rattle of a rock n' roll drum kit, or the free-wheeling free-style of a jazz player? Who knows...
We also know that Suzie loves to dance. And so one of her favorite places in the world is an outdoor seafood place called Hammerhead's in Destin.
Truth be told, we have eaten there several times, and the food is ....well.....But they have a live band out on the deck and Suzie (and her sisters and friends) love to go listen to music, form a conga line, dance, leave "tips" for the band, and just mostly make merry.
Suzie parks herself right up front and soaks it all in in. Tonight she spent much time as she was eating writing a note. We had no idea what she was doing. Then she said, "it's for them," as she pointed to the band and took off to deliver the note to the singer. She was very pleased as he took the note. Never could quite figure out what the note said.
A couple time tonight she also ran back to the table where we were sitting, leaned up to me, pulled me close, and then whispered in my ear, "let's dance." And so we danced. Truth be told, I have "danced" there several times, and well...
But we have a great time, and she and the gang soak it all in. And life is good. Very, very good.
Suzie and I took advantage of a few minutes to run over the the cool playground before we joined the sisters, the Beautiful Bride and our friends at the movies.
Suzie and I were playing hide and seek and she hid near the top of the playground. There were a handful of other kids there, mostly about 11 or 12. Suzie ran by one of the girls and then i heard the girl say,
"She's so retarded."
I was shocked, thinking she was referring to Suzie. Turns out she was on the phone and I guess that she was talking about someone else.