So this one time RubySue and Fluffy came over….

And Grandma pulled out the paint set and the brushes, and the water, and RubySue set to work making a masterpiece (probably a picture of a twister), telling a story the whole time she painted.

And then Fluffy sat down at the table with a paint brush, and the paints, and grandma said, “Do you need a piece of paper?”

And she said, “NO, I fine. Thank you.”

Okay. Stop. Stop right there. You are sitting at Grandma’s house, in the kitchen, with a paintbrush, paint, and NO PAPER. And you’re fine? Let me just stick this paper here under your paintbrush because you ARE NOT FINE. We know you. And love you. And we don’t want the walls and the table and the chairs and the dog DIFFERENT colors. You fine all right. Sheesh.

Have some paper.


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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4 Responses to So this one time RubySue and Fluffy came over….

  1. Todd says:

    Reminds of the time my oldest daughter, when she was about four, took a Sharpie to the walls of our new house. When my wife saw the “artwork” my daughter said, “It’s you Mommy! And, look you’re happy!”

    Nothing that a little more paint can’t fix!



  2. Cele says:

    No, I fine.


  3. Kirk says:

    “It’s you Mommy! And, look you’re happy!” Gotta love this!!

    I’ve taken liberty of sharing this story with a few close friends and relatives. Very precious.


  4. Janie says:

    Ah… the joys of rhetorical questions!


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