My young granddaughter loves to watch HGTV with us. She especially loves the show “Flip or Flop.”
Recently we took her to see an old factory that was being torn down. Piles of brick and twisted steel were everywhere and there was still a large portion of the building standing with big gaps in the walls where the bricks had already fallen down.
Taking a look at the almost collapsed building, she told us they should call the show “Flip or Flop” and they could fix it up.
A few weeks ago she and her family moved to another state. The last night in their house before moving we sat on the floor and ate pizza on paper plates. I commented to her that this was the last time we would have a meal in this house. Had to try hard not to laugh at her response.
“No Grandma it isn’t. When I grow up – if you are still alive – I will come back and buy this house and fix it up.”
First, I didn’t think it really needed any “fixing up” but she began explaining how she would take out different walls and make the living area more “open.” She clearly has been paying attention to the show.
Second, I was a little unsure of her comment “if you are still alive.” But, I have to face it. At 70 I might not be alive when she gets all grown up. My prayer is that I do get the privilege of watching her grow up – and maybe become a star on HGTV.