Dear Smiley: Every morning at my house we enjoy having our coffee and reading The Advocate.
One morning, after a sleepover, my 5-year-old grandson was checking out the headlines while I was making our coffee (he has a lot of milk and sugar in his, but drinks it in a mug and feels quite big).
As I watched him “reading” the paper, his facial expression suddenly changed to one of deep concern.
Was he staring at a picture of a violent, bloody crime scene or a tragic accident? Neither!
It was our favorite Saint, No. 9, Drew Brees, in a RED jersey!
My grandson turns to me and says, “Oh, no, Mimi! Drew Brees plays for the Atlanta Falcons now.”
I laughed and explained he had on a red jersey so his teammates wouldn’t accidentally hit him hard at practice.
He smiled at this, took a sip of his coffee, and then asked me, “If the