That’s me! I look so innocent, right? (And so much like Cooper.) But looks can be deceiving.
When my family moved to Richmond from New Orleans when I was almost four, I remember a few things. One of which is the time I sneaked out of our house and went to a neighbor’s front door. When they answered, I said, “I want to see your house.” And when they looked uncomfortable, I used my best Eloise voice and said, “I WANT TO SEE YOUR HOUSE.” Perhaps there was a little foot stamp in there.
The uncomfortable couple let the very precocious and demanding girl inside and showed
me her the downstairs. Then they tried to get me back to the front door, but I was all, “I want to see the upstairs.” And when they balked at this new demand, I again channeled Eloise and said, “I WANT TO SEE THE UPSTAIRS.” This couple did not have kids yet and were unsure how to handle me, so I saw the upstairs. My frantic mother found me just after the full tour of upstairs, but before I demanded to see the attic. (More than once at a backyard birthday party I was caught trying to get into someone else’s attic just to see what was up there.)
Can I just say that I’m so thankful that I don’t have a child like me? (Yet. Knock on wood.) I was a handful. I mostly was just very curious—about everything. Are you that curious? Now is the time to find out.
I promised you guys a video house tour. I did not promise you a video tour de force such as you might get from my bro in law Tim. It also features my voice (which I find annoying) and a lot of shifting light because it’s really bright outside. It’s also EIGHT MINUTES LONG.
Rob looked at me and said, “Kiki, this video might be too long.”
And I said, “Like, for making the internet slow or for people to actually watch?”
Then Rob looked kind of sad at me and said, “For people to actually watch.”
And then I said, “My really nosy superfans will.”
Not that any of you are nosy. At least, not like mini-Kiki was. (This tour, for the record, does NOT include the attic.) So this is the test. Are you 8-minutes-of-house-tour nosy?
And now you know if you are truly nosy, or just like two minutes or maybe thirty seconds or even four and a half minutes nosy. I’d love to know the answer in the comments. And I won’t be offended if you’re like ten seconds nosy! Not everyone can be like me, demanding to see strangers’ attics.