Jeanne wasn’t eating her breakfast. As usual.
Michelle: Do you know that Lola won’t let us go to school if we don’t eat?
Me: Because you will be unduly disadvantaged in school activities by your lack of sustenance and thus bring dishonor to the family name.
Michelle and me: LOL
This morning while preparing for work, I was looking for my watch but couldnâ€™t find them. I suspected that Jeanne squirreled them somewhere. But she was still sleeping so I asked Lola Becky to ask Jeanne when she wakes up. And true enough she had them. Lola Becky asked her if she played with the watches and told her I was looking for them. She immediately went inside the room and got the paper bag containing the watches. So cute. Her memory is really good :)
Had a busy day with Jeanne. Very early in the morning, we drove Michelle to her office to catch the bus for their company team building activity. Back home, I cooked bacon and eggs. Yum! After breakfast and a quick shower, it was off to Hyundai for periodic maintenance service. Jeanne and I watched Iron Man while waiting. As soon was it was done, we took off to Gymboree for play and class. After class, we had lunch at Fridayâ€™s and shopped at High Street for a birthday gift for Tomas. Once we got a gift, it was off again to Tomasâ€™s birthday party in Quezon City. After the party, I was thinking of dropping by a mall but we weâ€™re already tired so I decided not to continue. As it was, Jeanne was so tired and wanted to be carried home. But I had my hands were full and couldnâ€™t. She threw a tantrum but we managed. Whew!
Jeanne and I dropped by the dentist after class. I actually was just planning on a quick cleaning for both of us. But the dentist was very persuasive in patching up Jeanneâ€™s front teeth, which were decayed from feeding while sleeping. So I relented. The results were great!
Yesterday, I had dinner with Paul and Ann. When I got home, I told Jeanne and Michelle about what transpired during dinner. Jeanne asked who I was with and I said Uncle Paul and Auntie Ann. Michelle added, like Auntie Anneâ€™s pretzels. Jeanne exclaimed: Like the one I had when you had a haircut? I was puzzled at first but then I realized what she meant.
A month or two ago and about a haircut or two before, I had visited the barber shop. I was with Jeanne. And to keep her busy while I was getting my haircut, I gave her, you guessed it, an Auntie Anneâ€™s pretzel and lemonade. And she remembered. I pride myself with my good memory (though many would beg to differ :P) and it seems Jeanne has it, too.
Thatâ€™s good because memory is a driver of intelligence. I guess itâ€™s that neural network in your head setting up a huge lookup table of previous facts and experiences the pathways through which lead to optimal or at least somewhat good decisions and thus a measure of intelligence. Just not sure what happened to mine :P