When I was a kid, I’d stare down the stop light from the back seat of the car and will it to turn from red to green. And it always did. I also made cats run away from me and dogs bark. Basically, I controlled my surroundings with my mind.
Nora did several things this weekend that reminded me of other weird stuff I did as a kid — or thought I was doing.
She put a cup over her mouth and then sucked hard enough to keep it there. Classic.
She stuck the straw from her apple juice on her one of her teeth like a fang. Love that.
Best of all was the Target parking lot. We used the main cross walk to approach the store. A car approached us, then took a right rather than wait for us to cross. Nora said, “That car was coming too close to us, so I made it turn.”
“I know you did, honey,” I said. “I know you did.”