I made a new best friend at the show in Bloomington the other night.
A seven year old best friend.
For some reason this little girl picked me to be her best friend and confidante for the night. Maybe she recognized me from the stage. Maybe she thought I looked friendly. She came over and talked to me for a few minutes and then walked away. I thought she’d just gone off to find someone else but then she came back dragging a huge chair behind her. She set the chair next to me and climbed up.
We had a pretty awesome conversation. A few highlights:
Little Girl (LG): So what are you hoping for?
Me: What do you mean?
LG: One of each? Because that’s what I’m hoping for.
I realize she’s talking about kids.
Me: Oh sure, yeah one of each.
LG: I’m going to name my daughter Elizabeth and my son Jackson. I’m naming him Jackson because there’s a boy in my class named Jackson and I really want to marry him.
Me: So you’ve already found the guy?
LG: Oh yes.
LG: My mom had to get surgery on her butt because she broke it or something.
I almost laughed out loud.
She also told me that she is a huge Andy Osenga fan (we opened for Andy that night) and that she has all of his CDs on her ipod. It was adorable.
There was so much more. So funny.