Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tacky Day

Kathleen and Kylie are getting ready to go to the Coweta County Fair -- whoo-hoo! -- with Erin and her family. It's the first night and the first time any of our family has gone. I'm hoping we'll all go later on next week when my headache has dissipated. Anyway, Kylie is getting her stuff ready right now. And this is how our conversation went:

"Mom, can I get a Vitamin C?" (we've been passing them around like candy lately)

"Um, sure."

"And can I bring some cough drops?" she holds up the bag I keep next to my bed.

"Sure."

"I'm also going to bring a pair of clean socks in case my socks get to stinky." She stuffs them into her cute little red purse.

"Um, okay," I say, "But what are you going to do with your dirty socks once you put your clean ones on? You're not going to put them in your purse, are you?"

"Yeah, that's why I've got the zip-lock."

"Great."

And off she goes, fully prepared, to the fair.

Today, I subbed at Kathleen's school in Kathleen's grade. Seventh grade Literature. I didn't have Kathleen, but I had quite a few of her friends. I panicked a little at the beginning because not only did I NOT have any lesson plans from the teacher or a roster to take roll, but -- even WORSE! -- I forgot my riddles! Eek!

I grabbed one of the other literature teachers who helped me make up a lesson plan. She happens to be Kathleen's literature teacher and also goes to our church. She was invaluable. Then, I got started on my day. The kids were fine. Everything went fine. I remembered a riddle that worked especially well earlier in the day . . .

I told them, "Are you ready for a violent riddle?"

They were all over violent riddles.

"Okay. A woman shot her husband, put him under water for five minutes, then hung him. Later on, they both went out to dinner. How was that possible?"

If you want the answer to the riddle, you'll have to check in the comments section of this post.

The little kids and Kathleen and Keva were all home by the time I got home. Keri Lynn and Kristofer followed shortly thereafter. They had an especially interesting day in that it was Tacky Day today. Kristofer is KING of tacky. He says that he's been practicing all year. Kathleen says that he'll be perfecting it the rest of the year. Keri Lynn tried to be tacky, but just wasn't making it. She just can't do it! Here, see for yourselves . . .

3 comments:

UncleKirby said...

And the answer to the violent riddle is...........

UncleKirby said...

Well, something tells me that if she's not going to get her $40 from RiteAid because of a Spades addiction, putting answers to riddles on the blog have no hope....

Jackie said...

Oops, forgot about the riddle . . .

Drum roll please . . .

The woman is a photographer. She shot her husband, put him under water for developing and hung him to dry. Then they went to dinner.

The groans may now commence.