Wednesday, September 28, 2005

English Genius
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The card shark

I came home from my bellydance class tonight and my son and mom were playing Go Fish. They finished their game so I played with him. He won the first game, but I got the pair of Jokers. He wanted them.

So, the next game, he cheated. I knew from the look on his face that he was up to something. (He tries to lie to me, but is rarely very good at it. He was looking way too smug this time.) He lost that game. (He had put a card up his sleeve.)

We played one more game. That time, he stacked the deck so that we would get the pair of Jokers dealt to him. He lost that game, too.

Then he told me that he had cheated both times. He was pretty smug, thinking he'd gotten away with something. Until I pointed out that he lost both of the games when he cheated. The look on his face was priceless when he understood what had happened.

We didn't play again.

Have the aliens landed?

Very shortly after I got home from work today I began to wonder if aliens had taken over my son's body. Either that, or if he was ill.

You see, Tuesday is the day the week's homework comes home. It's due on Friday (or, in this case, Thursday, as there is no school here Friday). Homework completion is usually NOT one of the high points in my relationship with my son. He won't do it at all without my help. Usually. All last year, and the start of this year, homework often involved tears (his), frustration (ours), bad language (his), etc.

Today I got home and took the Tuesday folder out of his backpack. I was just starting to look at some of the papers when my mom said, "Oh, you've found it already." I thought I was looking at some classwork he'd brought home. Come to find out, no, I was looking at his completed homework for the week! He stopped at his great-grandmother's (next door) after school because Mom had to take Dad to the Orthoticist and they weren't home yet. While he was there, he did every page in his homework packet!

If the aliens haven't landed, then I think he should go see his great-grandma every Tuesday after school. . .

Word verification. . .

As many of my friends seem to have lately, I have now encountered "comment spam" and am joining the word verification world. I suppose it was inevitable, even though I've hardly posted anything here.

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

It's too bad I have to say this. At least I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I can say it!

The American Library Association's Banned Books Week 2005 is Sept. 24 - Oct. 1. Read a banned book to celebrate. For more info check out "Banned Books Week." American Library Association. 2005.