Monday, November 13, 2006
The Wife: TB, Daddy and I have a conference with your teacher next week. She'll tell us all about how well you're doing at school.
The Boy: At listening?
TW: Yes, and reading, and math, and being nice to your friends.
TB: And listening?
TW: Yes, and we know you're doing really well.
TB: At listening?
TW: What is the fixation with listening? School is more than listening. We don't want you to be a sheep.
The Girl (sweetly): No sheep.
DD: (muffled laugh)
TW shoots me the “you're not helping” look.
TW: You shouldn't just take orders. School is about learning.
TB: Learning to listen?
I shouldn't worry. TB and I had a good conversation about that on Saturday.
TB: I wish I was six.
TB: 'Cause if I was older, I'd know more. I want to learn things faster! I'm tired of not knowing things!
That's my boy. No sheep here.