* The scene - I'm sitting at my desk at work. Bob, an analyst, is standing in my cubicle as we discuss a work related matter. My cell phone rings. It's the school nurse. I excuse myself to take the call.
Here's my side of the conversation as heard by Bob:
"Yes. Back at the end of last year."
"No. I think she may be nervous about being back to school after vacation."
"She may also have to poop. She could be confusing the feelings."
"Okay. That's sounds fine."
"Okay. Thank you."
Bob has an infant son. My advice to Bob - "This is what you have to look forward to."
* The girls are close to being able to read. We work on sounding out letters and sometimes I spell out a simple word and help them sound it out.
Mommy - "Allie, what does B-A-T spell? Sound it out."
Allie - "B-ah. B-ah. Ahh. Ahhh."
Mommy - "That's a good start, Allie. Now the T. B-A-T."
Allie - "T-ah. Tah. Bah. Ah. Tah."
Mommy - "Yay, Allie! You are so close. What does it spell? Keep sounding it out."
Allie - "TRUCK!"
Okay, so we're still working on it.