NO, Grandma, Little Miss insisted, that’s wrong. First we went on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin where I traded for this pin, then we went on the People Mover where I traded for this pin. She gestured dramatically towards the Chip and Dale with light sabers mock fighting atop a storm trooper’s helmet. THIS is the pin that I got when I was at Epcot.
Oh, my mother smiled meekly, as she stood vehemently corrected about when Little Miss had traded for the Minnie Mouse in a parachute pin. I didn’t remember.
Silly Grandma. I remember where I got every one of these pins, she boasted proudly, showing off her lanyard filled with the cloisonne Disney Trading Pins.
My mother shook her head in wonder. How is it, Little Miss, she asked, that you can remember all that, yet you still can’t learn your own phone number?
We’re getting closer. She knows eight of the ten numbers now. Unfortunately, it does us know good unless she knows all ten. And in the right order, too.