Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, May 29, 2003 7:26 am

Lotsa players, no scorecard

Filed under: Victoria — Lex @ 7:26 am

Victoria’s imagination is very well developed, and she engages in role-playing pretty much every day. It’s charming but also a little confusing because sometimes the characters and script change without warning. One minute she’s Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books, the next she’s Jenny Weasley, the next Anna Crosswhite, the former UVa basketball player whom she saw play here in Greensboro in the 2002 ACC women’s tournament.

She’s also fond of playing waitress, which she does with Method-like intensity, carrying plates, cooking implements and utensils into the den to create her own little bistro with four 4-tops. One morning recently, I called her to breakfast, but she ignored me, continuing to take imaginary orders and to chat with diners only she could see.

So, in one of my rare moments of fatherly inspiration, I walked into the den, pulled her aside and said, “Miss, I’m the new restaurant manager and I just wanted to let you know it’s time for you to go on break.”

She grinned, put down her “order pad” and walked into the kitchen for breakfast.

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