More mature and sensible than many adults

This is my granddaughter, Iliana. She is almost three.

Yesterday, she went on an adventure. She and her mother flew in an airplane from Minneapolis to Sea-Tac, and then she took a bus to the train station, and a train to Seattle, and another bus to her hotel. It was a long day of traveling.

She wore her facemask all the way, all day long. She didn’t fuss, didn’t shed one tear, and was still cheerful and enthusiastic and excited when they stopped for the night. The mask is just something she has to do when indoors with groups of people, and it doesn’t bother her in the least, and certainly doesn’t interfere with any fun.

Be like Iliana.

I’m going to try. I’ll be following in her footsteps today, and we’ll meet up tomorrow. I’ll try hard to be just as thrilled and not cry as Iliana.


  1. davidc1 says

    Too early for a run at the White House ,how about a toddle .HAHA .It comes to something when a three year old has more sense than millions of her fellow citizens .

  2. marner says

    I’ll try hard to be just as thrilled and not cry as Iliana.

    I hope so. Today we returned to a universal mask mandate for indoor public places in Washington State.

  3. whheydt says

    I see kids wearing masks when I do the needed shopping. Often (but not always) wearing the mask correctly when the adult they’re with isn’t.

  4. brightmoon says

    I’m so glad New Yorkers don’t fuss about masks . Most stores require it and you’ll get a fine if you use all public transportation without it.