So it really didn't surprise me when she started yelling, "apple Papa!" when we pulled up to the intersection of W. Grand Blvd. and The Lodge service drive a few weeks ago. The sign for the Detroit Federation of Teachers has an apple as a part of their logo, and she was feverishly trying to ensure I didn't miss it.
The Kid didn't stop yelling, "apple Papa!" when I acknowledged she found the apple. She was so excited, she couldn't stop. But then, a rusty late 90's Ford Explorer pulled alongside our car to make a right turn, which blocked her view of the apple.
Then the shouts became, "Me-me (excuse me). Me-me! Apple! Me-me! Apple!"
And as the Explorer pulled away, "Cank you (thank you)! Apple, Papa! Apple!"
I couldn't help but smile because of my polite, apple-loving two year-old.