Saige's oldest and best friend is Mac. Mac has been around since birth, her mom, Lisa is one of my best friends and we have known each other since about second grade. So here's something funny, well to me....
Lisa has two other daughters. Her youngest, Riley is six and one of the sweetest children I've ever known. Then there's Katy. Katy is eight and hands down one of my favorite people. She is a character and always has been. I know sometimes she is a handful for Lisa, like when notes get sent home that says Katy told the teacher she was boring her. Or countless other Katy things, but hearing then second hand just makes me laugh.
So they are here swimming and Lisa tells me this story. They have a dog Pete. Pete has a huge yard to play in. Don't let Pete out the front door, he goes to find his neighborhood dog friends and chaos can ensue. Sure enough, the other day, all hell is breaking loose in their home and Pete gets out. Lisa spends 45 minutes getting him, apologizing to neighbors, getting their dog back in their yard and finally gets home. She comes to the door and Katy is standing there.
"I did it. I let Pete out. You can ground me, punish me, give me a gross job. Let's just get it over with." Katy says.
"OK, you can clean the litterboxes," Lisa replies.
Katy stares at her for a minute. "Listen, I have a twenty dollar bill. How 'bout I give it go you and we forget about the litter boxes." Katy bargains.
"No! That's your job, go do it." Lisa says.
Off Katy goes and Lisa goes to make dinner. About a half hour later little sweet Riley, her six year old comes running in the kitchen with a dollar in her hand, "Look, I earned a dollar." she says with a big smile and bright eyes.
"How'd you do that?" asks Lisa, already knowing.
"I got to be Katy's special helper!."
Oh yes she did.