We all underestimated Nicholas, including the volunteer working the festival booth. It’s just that he’s so cute, with his wide, almond eyes and almost indecipherable lisp. Notwithstanding the cute factor, there was also the obvious: it isn’t easy for a three year old to toss a ping-pong ball into a miniature fish bowl from a distance of five feet. That’s why when Nicholas took his turn after a very frustrated and empty handed Mikey, we all chuckled. The volunteer put his hands on his knees, smiled at Nicholas and said, “Here you go, buddy. Just give it your best shot.”
It is my pleasure to introduce to you, from left to right, Georgie Boy, G.I. Joe, and Isaac.
Thank goodness this month was our no-spending month, barring emergencies and essentials. I have spent an inordinate amount of personal time and money keeping these three rascals alive. I love them.