Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Have I Been Doing This Too Long?
This will be brief, since I am due to meet the kindergartners for yet another field trip in a few minutes.
But speaking of my kindergartner... yesterday I took him to the pediatrician. Nothing serious, but we all had a nasty head/chest bug a couple of weeks back and he's still been pretty irritable and complaining of a headache. Since my version of this bug--naturally--went into a sinus infection, I wanted to be sure it hadn't done the same with him.
The waiting room was full enough when we got there that I could tell the doctor was running behind. Sure enough, more than half an hour ticked by and still we waited. My son was getting wiggly and restless and I was wishing we'd had time for lunch before this appointment, because my stomach was threatening to make embarrassing sounds. I sat near a window, restlessly flipping through a magazine; my son knelt in the chair beside me, staring out into the parking lot at the people and cars going by.
"Mama?" he said. "What's F-O-R-D spell?"
"Ford," I said. "It's a car manufacturer." (Yes, the next question was "what's man-fax-shurrr?" but we'll skip that part.)
Next it was "Mama? What's D-O-D-G-E spell?"
I answered him in that distracted mom voice we all use.
Then it was "What's B-M-W spell?"
Again, I explained.
Finally he said "What's G-M-C?"
Still only half paying attention I replied "Goal, motivation and conflict."
"Huh? What's that?"
Then I realized what I'd said. Hmm... do you think maybe I've been doing this writing thing just a little too long? LOL.
Off to meet the kindergartners at the local garden center and learn how plants grow ...Hope it's warm and sunny where you are!