Monday, June 07, 2010

Mild Astonishment

Kids have interesting, and sometimes hard to understand, takes on what's important.

Last night, for unknown reasons, my daughter had some severe intestinal problems. This morning, she insisted- with tears in her eyes - that she had to, HAD TO, go to school to take the two tests, otherwise she'd have to stay a whole extra day, just to do that. Well, perhaps a whole extra four hours. But still.

Okay, I said, reluctantly. But don't try to be a hero. Call us to come get you if you need to. Remember this. Its a pain to have to stay. Its much more of a pain to be remembered as the kid who had diarrhea in the middle of a test.


Tabor said...

I think that was excellent advice. Kids have a hard time seeing the possibilities of their actions! They think they can force things to be the way they want.

Cerulean Bill said...

My wife says I'm good at putting things in a way that doesn't back her up against a wall. She did get this thoughtful look....