Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a treasure of little secrets



"I want a new Dad." Rosie informed Kyle.

"A new Dad? What's wrong with me?" He winced as he put Rosie in the grocery cart. They were out doing last minute Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart.

"You know I love you. My other Dad." She nodded as she sat there in the grocery cart looking up at him as if she knew exactly what was going on.

"Elliot?" Kyle didn't get it. He thought she liked him.

"I want Asa to be my other Dad." She nodded. "He does things with me. Brings me books. He wants my pictures that I draw for him."

"I just thought he was your uncle boyfriend?" Which annoyed Derrick so much, Kyle usually got an earful from him. "What do you want to get Derrick for Christmas?" Maybe this was nothing. Rosie had a way of making things up. He guessed. Maybe. But usually, she talked a lot about TV shows and how she was going to learn flips like someone on a cheerleading show that was a drama too. Amanda did let her watch a lot of TV. She already knew Serena would always love Dan on Gossip Girl best.

"I dunno. He's in love now." She shrugged all matter of fact about Derrick.

"Is he?" Kyle loved getting the inside scoop from Rosie. "How do you know this?"

"Just do." She pursed her lips.

"Is Mommie, OK?" Kyle then wanted to know.

"If she's with Asa." Rosie informed him.

"What's wrong with Elliot?" Kyle kept wanting to pry. He didn't know if he should be worried or not.

Rosie just gave him a puffed frown and shrugged.

7 comments:

lucy and sarah said...

Wow, that first line. Kids always spell it out.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Kids are extremely perceptive - and will tell it like it is. :P

Fé... said...

Maybe it's just me. But I don't get the point of the story :p Hahahaha.

simon and josh said...

Its you Fe. I love the humor in it. & really she knows so much for a wee little thing.

ivy's closet said...

Aw, I hope Kyle figures out whats going on with Amanda and Elliot.

meg said...

Kyle has to know now..something is up...with Elliot.

Holly said...

I love Rosie. I hope Elliot hasn't been mean to her.