Thursday, October 22, 2009

What I Learned Today

Hand stands are fun. Especially when they are done over and over and over. And over. Especially when they are done in the living room while parents are watching tv. Even better if the show is Survivor, and certain members of the household plan their entire week around it.

Hand stands are even more fun if they are done when you put on your dad's steel toe boots and attempt one. Yes, this will result in you falling on your head, and the boots flying off, if they even stay on your feet for the attempt, but the added dimension of difficulty is even more fun than ever.

Hand stands attempted with your fingers interlaced are not so much fun. Apparently this results in "your bottom going 2 different directions, and then your ribs hurt." Hmmmm.

Food can never EVER touch on your plate. Even if it's a cheese quesadilla with a side of guacamole and salsa that you are about to dip your quesadilla in...They. Must. Not. Touch.

Riding the school bus for the first time to the babysitter's house when you are in 4th grade is an ordeal. Especially if your school has redone the entire bus rider schedule since you rode last year. This change in schedule will result in stress for both the 4th grader and her home room teacher who decided to not only make sure she got to the bus, but got on the bus with her to make sure that she had someone to sit with, and that she was indeed on the right bus. It will also lead to a few tears. Not only from the 4th grader, but her home room teacher as well...Talk about empathy!

The child who loves to read, and reads every word that crosses her vision may only have 8% of her yearly goal for Accelerated Reader 9 weeks into the year. The child who only reads a little before bed can have 38% of her goal for the year in Accelerated Reader. Go figure.

The art teacher is very grateful for any families that come to visit during parent teacher conferences. Apparently the 4 hours she has to spend in her room, just in case parents drop by, can be a bit tedious. She will be happy to see you and have a nice long conversation with you... even if she has never met you before in her life.

Expect some swelling the day after your lips are tattooed. (Not me) In fact, don't be surprised if you are asked by numerous people the day after about your mouth. Your coworkers will feel compelled to ask if you got botox. Yes, this may result in some embarrassment, and unexpected attention, but apparently the swelling and bruising only lasts for about 3 days!

Rain makes earth worms come up onto the sidewalk...Yes, yes, I know we all know that. But get this: If you have enough rain, and your driveway is in puddles, they will reach the highest ground they can. Don't know what I mean? Check out these pictures Studmuffin took in his shop last night.

And with those disturbing images, Gentle Reader, I will say goodbye and goodnight!

1 comment:

Dawn said...


I'm guessing the handstander is popcorn and the no food touching person is bookworm???