The Aftermath

And it is done!

That said, I cannot use the word “done” for “finished” without hearing Mrs. Mack’s voice in my head saying, “You’re done?  Who you cooking?”  Second grade for me was all about being corrected for saying “done”, “sure”, and always pronouncing “the” as “thee” and never “thuh”.

Over on the sofa, my First Grader is swiping his Wii controller around with a concentrated enthusiasm, playing ping-pong with Sonic the Hedgehog.  His school career, so far, is about being told to hurry up, finish up, and stop talking.  Elementary school is where all the freedom is beaten out of childhood.  God bless us every one.

Our holidays were a smashing success, including a trip to Medieval Times where Thor decided that among his careers as astronaut, race car driver, scientist, and engineer-like-Daddy, he will also be a knight.  I hope your celebrations were as wonderful.  Now I’m going to go heat up some soup and sup a while.  Looking forward to lying low today and tomorrow.

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