Matt and Mandy

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Nov. 2007, 17

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    Matt: Do you know what I’m thankful for, Grandpa?

    Grandpa: Rocky-road ice cream?

    Matt: No. Well, yes. But do you know what I’m even more thankful for?

    Grandpa: Pepperoni pizza with double cheese?

    Matt: You’re smart, Grandpa! But I mean do you know what I’m even more thankful for than my very most favorite and scrumptious food?

    Grandpa: What?

    Matt: You.

    Grandpa: Oh. Well. Wow! I’m honored, Matt. Because I’m grateful for you too. So grateful that I want to be your grandpa forever. Shall we both do all we can to make sure that happens?

    Matt: That’s like asking if we should both have a double scoop of rocky road.

    Grandpa: What a brilliant idea!