Monday, November 1, 2010
I picked Jackie up from school and after we got home, I went through Jackie's school folder. Inside the folder was a "birthday book" that the kids in Jackie's class made for Jackie. Each student drew a picture of what they wished for Jackie and signed their name at the bottom. The teacher put a paper curtain on top of each drawing. As I went through and read the book to Jackie, I couldn't help but laugh at some of the wishes from Jackie's fellow students. They ranged from the very simple to very elaborate and even a little strange. One wished for a swingset and music. One wished for a playset. One wished for a TV to watch. Hmm, we have a TV. Actually, we have 3 and none of them are in the kids' rooms.
One kid wished for a beautiful trampoline. A beautiful trampoline?! OoohNooo. Beautiful or not, I would rather not have any trampoline. Especially after Jackie's accident nearly 3 weeks ago. But Tim isn't into the idea of getting rid of the trampoline that we do have.
Another kid wished for a ring in a boy. Now that one had me stumped. A ring in a boy? I can't help but wonder if the teacher misunderstood that student. Perhaps it should be "a ring AND a boy." Either way, it isn't happening. The ring isn't happening and the boy isn't happening. At least, not anytime soon. Not until Jackie is 30.
I'm just mean like that!