"You know what my great great grandmommy told me? She said Pool Head Cover Off. And then I came to you. A better mommy. You're a better mommy to me."
You know those "creepy things kids say" emails that used to float around and still appear occasionally on clickbait sites? This is Geneva's contribution.
She's been talking about her great great grandmommy, Donna, for weeks. She says Donna died when bad guys broke into her house and killed her. But she shows G all sorts of things and tells her all sorts of stories.
Pool head cover off. Pool had cover off? A little kid drowned in a pool in the backyard of our home, years before we bought it but recently enough that we found little McDonald's happy meal toys in the backyard and basement and upstairs for years after we moved in. The story we've heard is he snuck out the back door during a family event of some sort - a birthday party or baby shower or something - and got into the pool when no one was watching. He was only little, 2 or 3. Our neighbors remember it and have told us their versions. The pool is long gone, and I use this story as a reminder of why we don't buy one of those >$200 pop-up things at Wal-Mart for some summer fun and relief.
I don't think G is the reincarnation of the kid who drowned in our backyard 15 years ago. But her ramblings tonight were a little creepy. Kids say the darnedest things.