Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kid Stuff: Perspective
The Little Kid has it.
Cleaning out the remnants of his first-grade backpack (so that it can be pressed into service as his second-grade backpack), I run across an essay dated March 19th (just after Spring Break):
On St. Patrick's Day I went to a class called world drumming. It was so fun. I loved it.
[Note: World drumming is a Sunday school thing.]
And I got 3 new DVDs like Real Steel. And stuff.
[Good flick. Exact same plot as Rocky, but with robots instead of Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. Meaning that the acting in Real Steel is way less mechanical.]
I also went to Mountaysha. [That would be Mountasia - and, yes, we went there over Spring Break.] I played mini golf. And bumper boats. And I went in the honted house. [Huh? Oh - haunted house. Yeah, I got nothing. No recollection of a Spring Break haunted house trip.]
And I saw John Carter. [Ah, yes. Wasn't hard to convince Nana to take them to that one. (1) She's a closet sci-fi fan. (2) She's a not-so-closeted "Tim Riggins from 'Friday Night Lights'" fan. Although, somewhat funnily, she didn't realize that Tim Riggins WAS John Carter until AFTER she got to the theater. I kind of assumed that that was her primary motivation. You know, in addition to wanting to indulge her darling grandkids and stuff.]
And I went to my grandmother's house. And the best part of the week was waiting at Lowe's for hours. And the rest I just stayed home.
[Um, false. We went bowling, and did tons of other in-town stuff - wait, back up. THE BEST PART OF THE WEEK WAS WAITING AT LOWE'S FOR HOURS? Refer to my prior posts re: Lowes-pocalypse 2012. Apparently, one of us thought it was less of a hiney-whipping than others of us. Hmm. Note to file: inquire of small son as to exactly what was the "best part" of our Lowe's nightmare. And then ask him for lessons in being Zen.]