Thursday, August 19, 2010


Rojo and I walk into Safeway, hand in hand, and we immediately see Carmen. Carmen has worked there approximately forever, and definitely all of Rojo's life. She's seen him at every age and state. "Hi, Rojo," she says.

"Hi, Carmen," he answers.

"Boy, you're getting so tall," she declares.

"Yep. I'm 5'2" now," he continues.

"Are you excited for school to start?"

"Yes," he says looking her in the eye.

"Have a great rest of your summer, Rojo!" she says as we push the cart through the aisle.

"I will," he says.

He puts one arm around my neck, the other hand pushing the cart along side of me. 

"Rojo?" I say, "that was a really nice conversation you had with Carmen. I didn't have to tell you one thing to say, you did the whole thing!"

"That's because Papa knows how to roll!" he says, stating the obvious.

Roll, Rojo, roll.


Elizabeth said...

I swear -- every story you tell about Rojo -- every anecdote and then literally almost EVERYTHING that he says, well, I think I really do LOVE him. Wait, it might be ADORE him.

Kathryn said...

That is SO precious, Carrie!! Wow. A good year ahead.

Anonymous said...

He's so much taller than I am!

Deb Shucka said...

OMG, where does he get these things? I'm rolling on the floor laughing.

kario said...

Five-freaking-foot-freaking-two? He's going to be taller than me the next time I see him!

Papa definitely knows how to roll. I'm pretty sure he wrote the book ;-)

Jerri said...

OMHOG: another favorite Rojo-ism.

I adore your son.

Wanda said...

OMHOG. NEHBM of Papa knowing how to roll!

Suzy said...

Fucking hilarious!

"Poppa knows how to roll"


Anonymous said...

Rojo and I are the same height. Papa better quit getting taller.



Alicia D said...

LOL!! that is TOO much! so great :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing! You are amazing! Your family is amazing! And my friend, found again a mere 2 years ago... you are the QUEEN JEWEL of AMAZING!
Your writing is Brilliant, I say, Brilliant.


Lola said...


Amber said...

Coffee. Out. Nose.



Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Is it possible to love him more? That has to be my new favorite line!