Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just Write...

I wish you could see my son and dog right now. He is in his snuggies (plaid pajama bottoms), curled up on the couch watch Deadliest Warrior. Covering his torso, curled and twisted into a weird, canine pretzel, lies our dog. Completely trusting and absolutely passed out with her belly to the ceiling.

"Look at her eyes, Mama. Now look at mine. Hers. Mine. Hers. Mine. Now, what do you think?"

"Uhh... What? They're all brown?"

"DU-UUuuhHH. We're reLATed. We have the same eyes. She is the best sister, ever."

Oblivious to this sleight, his HUMAN sister sits across the room upon the dilapidated "gamer chair", ear plugs inserted deeply and MP3 player blaring Taylor Swift's new song while watching Minecraft videos on YouTube.

"WeeEEEEE Are NeverEverEVER: Getting back toGEtherrrr!"

Where is Patrick? Isn't his basketball game over by now? My lord, it's been a long day.

"Why is Corinne always tired on Tuesdays?" asked her gymnastics coach. "She tried to explain but I didn't understand a word she was saying."

"Oh, we have homeschool co-op with classes and a long P.E. class and she gets really tired. In fact, she falls asleep on the way to gymnastics on Tuesdays because of it!" I explained. Explaining a co-op to the unaware isn't always, well, self-explanatory. It ended on a half-hearted chuckle and we headed home. But not before stopping at Burger King for an emergency nugget purchase.

Tuesdays really are long days.

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1 comment:

Gianna Rae said...

Okay, so take this from a friend (can I call myself that yet?) who doesn't homeschool or have any PLANS to any time in the future, unless there is a miraculous intervention.....
I was talking to my babysitter on MOnday and we were discussing homeschooling and she said that she would like to try public school. And I hold her that her instruction wouldn't be any better. Her mom is a rock star teacher. But it is a completely different experience than homeschooling. And then, she said she would be going into 8th grade (she is thinking about this for next year). and I told her. If she was serious, just wait until 9th grade and in high school. 8th grade STINKS!

This has absolutely nothing to do with your post--but I wanted to tell you that I know what a homeschool co-op is!
Yep, that's all I wanted to say!

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