"You Aren't Really Here"
(A Dialogue with my Granddaughter, Tegan)
"Tegan, did you know that you aren't really here right now?”
"You're funny, Grammy, I am here... I'm right here."
"Tegan, I can prove to you that you aren't really here."
She giggles and says, "Okay."
I say, "Are you in California?"
"No," Tegan replies.
"Are you in an airplane, flying in the sky?"
"No," She giggles.
"Okay then, are you at Disney world?"
"No!!" she exclaims excitedly.
"Well, if you aren't in California
and you aren't in an airplane,
She covers her mouth...giggling
harder while nodding her
"Well then, Tegan, if you aren't
in any of those places, you must be
"So Tegan, you see you aren't really here!!!"
"Grammy, you're so silly," she laughs.
"It's hereditary." I reply.
"What's her-ed-i-tary?" she repeats slowly.
"It means you're silly too, Tegan!"