I just had a bowl of Reeses PeanutButter Crunch cereal. I've been having
a bowl of very sugary cereal nearly every day lately. I prefer granola, actually,
but can't stand to throw food away and I'm quite certain that nobody else
in the house is going to eat it.
One morning, Tom announced that he was going to the
store. Eric just had to go with him. Not
thinking about Tom's lack of experience with kids in stores, I forgot to tell
him that when I child starts a sentence with, "Can I have . . ." that the
automatic response should be "NO!". As a result, they came home
with four boxes of nasty cereal.
I think Eric had about two bowls of it before he went home.
¤ ¤ ¤
I keep my alarm clock across the room so I am forced to get up to deal with
it. Hopefully, by the time I get across the room, I'll be awake enough to know
that I really want to get up, but this morning, that didn't work. At
least, I poked the snooze instead of just turning it off before I crawled
back under the covers.
That, combined with the fact that Daniel had
also completely disregarded his clock, caused us to be late for the school bus
this morning and I had to take him to school. I was still mostly sleeping when
we piled in the car and headed off -- the wrong way. I told Daniel that we
were taking the scenic route and proceeded to take back roads to his school.
I pulled up in front with plenty of time to spare.
Daniel: This isn't where I go to school.
We went home and looked it up on the Internet, of course. It was Creek View and
was only a short distance from the house (unlike the one I -thought- he went to
which was a few miles away). He was only seven minutes late.
¤ ¤ ¤
Carole: Yes, it is.
Daniel: Did you think this is where I go to summer school?
Carole: (thinking this is a dumb question). Where do you to to
Daniel: I don't know.
Carole: You don't know?
Daniel: It's that new school, the one that is three stories tall.
Carole: New school? Do you know where it is?
Daniel: No. Let me go inside to see if I can get another map.
Daniel: We have two choices. We can wait here until 7:30 or we can go
back to the house to see if I still have my map.
Carole: What are the chances of you having your map?
Daniel: Uh, well, I cleaned out my backpack because I had too many
papers crammed in it.
Carole: If it is a new school, it is probably north somewhere, like on
Frankford or Hebron.
Daniel: I don't think it as far as Hebron.
Cricket hasn't gotten in trouble yet today.
Having shed his skin, The Long One is all
pretty and shiny.
¤ ¤ ¤