Stefanie is in Florida. She flew down this afternoon to spend a few days with my folks. This, of course, makes her a trophy grandchild in a place where that’s a big deal!
You want me to say superficiality doesn’t exist in South Florida? Please.
This isn’t to say there isn’t a massive amount of love passed back and forth between Stef and my folks–because there is. She grew up minutes from them. They have always been a strong presence in her life. It’s not a stretch to assume she has shared confidences with them and vice versa.
All I’m saying is while she’s in Florida they will take every opportunity to show her off. A bright, attractive, well dressed, well mannered grandchild who wants to spend time with her grandparents is much desired but seldom achieved in the land of perpetual warmth.