Saturday, September 16, 2006
It is all a difference of perspective, I suppose
Mommy! We met a new friend tonight! He is really nice, and he followed us all over the place at the playground and the park.
Really? That is nice. What was his name?
Ummmmm. Hmmmm. I don't remember.
Did you hear about our little friend at the park?
Well, I heard that you acquired another child. Who was it?
Well, his name is Anthony, and he lives on X street, so I guess he just walks over to the park whenever he wants to. He was there with his shirt off. We met up with him at the big slide, and then he followed us to a buckeye tree. He asked to ride Queen's scooter, and she said that was fine.
So we take off across the street to the other little playground, and he follows us. Then we walk over to the memorial park, and sure enough, Anthony comes with us. At one point in time, Queen says "he likes me!" And I was thinking the same thing. Then he started talking to me.
So, what grade are you in?
Second. I'm over eight years old.
Oh ok. I was thinking you looked like you were in second or third grade.
Yeah. Well, I am supposed to be in third, but I flunked second grade last year. So I am repeating it.
Oh. I see. Well, I am sure you are doing better this time around.
Yeah. Well, I have some anger management problems.
Yeah. I don't express my emotions very well.
Aha. Well, ok.
I'm doing ok. I am in counseling.
At which point I made sure that Anthony didn't follow my family home, didn't find out that Queen goes to the same school as he does, and that we got the scooter back in one piece.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
Good morning to my new renter!