This week, Dan and I are away on a vacation, the first one with just the two of us since, oh, roughly 2002, save for one night in San Francisco back in '06 and one weekend in Stillwater last December. Because my children won't be with us every waking moment, I decided to re-run some blog posts about them, a few of my favorites from the past 6 years.
Originally posted on September 25, 2009
Yesterday at school, Coleman apparently got into mild trouble for making and playing with a paper fortune teller, and it was taken away. He made another one on the bus, on his way home from school.
As he was asking me to pick a number, I was still wholly fixated on the fact that he'd gotten into trouble and I said something to the effect of: "Hey, buddy. Do NOT be a 4th grade trouble maker, you got it?"
To which he replied: "I go from 4th grade to America's Most Wanted. That's just great."
Today's moral? It's a fine line between much-loved childhood traditions and a lengthy prison term.
(And don't you forget it, young man.)
STAY OFF DRUGS!
And have a great weekend.