A Little Game

Last night before going to bed, I sat down and started clicking through some old Time Magazines I'd found online. I found one about a rising new star named Robert Redford dated February, 1969. A glorious full color picture of his face spanned the front cover, which I drooled at for a moment then slid past to read some old adverts. Julia came up behind me and, after seeing an ad showing a man in different stages of gradual hair dying, started a game called, Which man will I marry?

"Not that one," she said, pointing to the man pre-hair dye. "Not that one," she continued, pointing to the other pictures of him in his chemically enhanced follicle progress. I waited for her to say that she would marry the final man in the picture--the same one in the beginning but with darker, glossy hair. Apparently she didn't like the way he looked, despite his doing so much to please her; money all spent on dye and nice-looking suit.

"What about this guy?" I asked, sliding the page up to show Robert Redford.

"Sure!" She caroled out without a pause, eyes wide in sudden adoration. "I'd marry him."

"I'd marry him too! I mean--if I wasn't married to your father already. Which I am, because I love him." Oh pooh, it's no fun having to be a mom sometimes.

She stared at me, not blinking.

"What? It's Robert Redford, geez! Go to bed already." I gave her a kiss before she walked away, nuzzling her sweet little nose with mine.


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  1. Your Julia is one smart little lady and Robert what a dreamboat he was in the 70's. Makes me think of "The Way We Were," he's so very handsome.
    Thanks of the link.
    Warm regards,
    Simone

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  2. Yes, Julia is very smart and has great taste! I need to see if I can rent that movie--saw it a few years ago and loved it.

    Have a great weekend, Amy

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